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Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: High Operating Temperature Fluids

Funding: Up to $10M Over 5 Years Total

Open Date: 01/19/2012

Close Date: 04/19/2012

Funding Organization: SunShot Initiative

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000567


DOE is supporting the development of innovative heat transfer fluids for use in concentrating solar power (CSP) energy systems. The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI): High Operating Temperature Fluids ("HOT Fluids") funding opportunity seeks applicants to develop innovative heat transfer fluids that are more stable than current technologies at temperatures greater than 800 degrees Celsius. Improving advanced heat transfer fluids could significantly increase the efficiency of CSP technology and help drive down the cost of reliable, renewable solar power in line with SunShot Initiative goals.  

The HOT Fluids funding will be awarded as part of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative-a program designed to advance research, accelerate technology transfer into the marketplace, and educate scientists and engineers in interdisciplinary areas. MURI's university-based approach not only supports early-stage research aimed at innovative fluid development, but also helps provide a new generation of scientists and engineers with the skills and knowledge they need to become leaders in the solar power industry.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

Full Applications Due: April 19, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

Last updated: 01/19/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.