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Industrial Energy Efficiency Grand Challenge

Funding: Approximately $5 million in FY2009 and $10 million in FY2010

Open Date: 06/03/2009

Close Date: 07/14/2009

Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000113


The U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled “Industrial Energy Efficiency Grand Challenge”. See the Summary of Grand Challenge Projects Selected for Award NegotiationsPDF for more information. Download Adobe Reader. The purpose of this solicitation was to fund cost-shared development of transformational industrial processes and technologies that reduce the energy intensity (million Btus per unit system output) or greenhouse gas emissions (carbon equivalent) of the system by a minimum of 25% while providing a return on investment of 10% or greater. The deadline for this opportunity was July 14, 2009, 11:59 PM ET. Letters of Intent were due June 15, 2009.

In support of ITP's goal to drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity by 2020, this FOA seeks to develop transformational industrial processes and technologies associated with the nation’s energy intensive industries. This may include next generation manufacturing concepts, advanced industrial materials, greenhouse gas reduction technologies, and other innovative concepts that reduce industrial energy intensity and/or greenhouse gas emissions. Industrial collaboration is strongly recommended, and cost sharing is required. Approximately $5 million is expected to be available for new awards in FY2009 and an additional $10 million is expected to be available for awards made under this announcement in FY2010.

There are four topic areas of interest:

  1. Next Generation Manufacturing Concepts 
  2. Energy Intensive Processes 
  3. Advanced Materials 
  4. Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction.

Additional Information:

Applications for this FOA should be submitted through FedConnect. Please access the information on this FOA by "Search Public Opportunities” and entering Reference Number DE-FOA-0000113.

Prior to submitting an application, applicants must first register with FedConnect. Applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible in order to be eligible to apply for this solicitation without delay. Learn more about submitting applications via FedConnectPDF

In order to register with FedConnect, you will need the following:

  • Your company's Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. Visit the DUNS Web site to search for your company's DUNS or request a new number.
  • A federal Central Contractor Registration (CCR) account. Register at the CCR Web site before continuing with your FedConnect registration.
  • Possibly your company's CCR Marketing Partner ID Number (MPIN). If you are the first person to register, FedConnect will create a company account and you will need to supply this number. To find out who in your company knows the MPIN number, visit the CCRWeb site and click Search CCR. Once you have found your company, locate the Electronic Business Point of Contact.    

Contact the FedConnect Help Desk with any questions related to the registration process.  

Visit ITP’s active solicitations page for additional funding opportunities.

Last updated: 12/14/2010

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.