U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
DOE Issues 2008 Lab Call for R&D of Energy-Intensive Processes
February 20, 2008
DOE's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) announces a new funding opportunity for DOE National Laboratories to support R&D of improved energy efficiency in industrial processes. Up to $15,000,000 total funding is available; awards will range from $500,000 to $2,000,000. Proposals are due April 1, 2008.
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to solicit, select, and fund cost-shared R&D of transformational technologies and processes that, when commercialized, would save energy in intensive industrial processes. This solicitation supports the EPAct 2005 goal of 25% reduction of energy intensity of U.S. manufacturing facilities by 2017. The proposed R&D should focus on one of the following technology platforms:
- High-temperature processing
- Industrial reactions and separations
- Sustainable manufacturing
- Waste heat and recovery.
The solicitation is restricted to DOE National Laboratories as prime awardees, but requires industry collaboration in bringing the R&D projects to the commercial market. Watch for another ITP funding opportunity scheduled to be announced in March 2008.
DOE anticipates making six to twelve awards, depending on the size of the awards. Selections will be made by 5/16/08.
For details, visit the ITP Active Solicitations Web site.