The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced funding under its Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Base Annual Appropriations National Laboratory Call for FECM Program-Led Topics

Read the TCF Base Annual Appropriations National Laboratory Call for FECM Program-Led Topics on the Exchange.

This solicitation offers an opportunity for private industry to partner with DOE’s national labs to advance lab-developed intellectual property (IP) toward commercialization in technology areas covered by FECM’s strategic vision.

Approximately $8 million–$11 million in annual funding is expected to be available to fund projects solicited in this lab call. Funded projects are estimated to occur over 1-3 years. 

The goal of TCF is to improve America’s energy competitiveness and security by accelerating commercialization and shepherd critical energy technologies from the lab to the market, where the private sector will continue to innovate. Within DOE, the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is charged with managing TCF in its role of leading policy and programs related to technology commercialization.

Only national laboratories are eligible for funding from this lab call. National labs are encouraged to propose projects, in collaboration with nonfederal partners, within four topic areas:

  • Carbon Dioxide Removal Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification;
  • Hydrogen Quantification;
  • Critical Mineral and Rare-Earth Element Characterization and Extraction; and
  • Natural Gas Infrastructure Methane Quantification. 

The deadline to submit concept papers is April 7, 2023, at 3 p.m. ET. The deadline to submit full applications is May 25, 2023, at 3 p.m. ET. DOE expects to make selection notifications in the fourth quarter of FY23. Full applications must be submitted through OTT Exchange, and concept papers must be submitted via email with subject line “FECM TCF CONCEPT PAPER TOPIC [insert the applicable topic number]” to

Interested private partners can reach out to lab TTOs directly or sign up to partner on the public Teaming Partner List. Details on both can be found in the lab call.

Read the complete lab call on OTT Exchange and attend an informational webinar on March 13, 2023, from 1-2 p.m. ET.