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Funding Guide: Solicitations

Clean and Renewable Energy Solicitations

Environmental Science Solicitations

Indoor Environmental Quality Solicitations

Water Resources Solicitations

Miscellaneous Solicitations

 


RFP 2768 Anaerobic Digestion Assistance Initiative

Sponsor:            New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Deadlines:         Final: 9/25/2014

Summary:          Through the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides incentives for electric power generation systems using anaerobic digester gas (ADG). The purpose of this RFP is to select one Technical Assistance Contractor who will carry out this Anaerobic Digestion Assistance Initiative (ADAI) to assist New York State dairy farms in all stages of implementation of anaerobic digester systems. The ADAI is designed to assist New York State to reach its New York State ADG Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) program targets. The ADAI will also support the goals of the Governor’s Yogurt Summit to assist New York State farms in meeting the increased demands for milk by the growing yogurt industry and doing so in an environmentally sound manner.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         electricity generation, anaerobic digester gas, technical assistance, implementation, dairy farms

For more information, see the full announcement here.


NOI: Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity entitled "Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)"*

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Deadlines:         Final: None*

Summary:          The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001162, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)”. The TABB FOA seeks to reduce the cost of algal biofuels. BETO’s 2019 projected state of technology (SOT) for the cost of algal biofuels is modeled at about $7 per gallon gasoline gallon equipvalent (gge) without valuable co-products.   The TABB FOA will support work at bench and process development scales to develop valuable co-products, crop protection, and CO2 utilization strategies. BETO expects the TABB FOA to result in modeled algal biofuel costs of less than $5 gge by 2019. This will provide alternative, nearer-term pathways to achieve BETO’s goal of $3 gge advanced algal biofuels validation by 2030. Area of Interest 1: Consortia that bring together upstream and downstream expertise to develop biofuels and bioproducts from algal biomass to enable verification of the replacement value of the precursors and broad national market impacts. Area of Interest 2: Single investigator or small team technology development projects focused on developing crop protection and CO2 utilization technologies to increase yields.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         biofuels, cost reduction,  algal biomass, bioproducts, crop protection, CO2 utilization technologies

For more information, see the full announcement here.


RFI: Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems*

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Deadlines:         Final: 9/2/2014

Summary:          The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) plans to support the continued increase of sustainably produced domestic bioenergy from renewable cellulosic feedstocks, such as agricultural residues, annual and perennial dedicated energy crops, and forest resources. DOE is seeking input from producers, industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, environmental groups, and other bioenergy stakeholders regarding landscape design approaches that integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production. DOE is aware of promising advancements that support the objective of designing sustainable, multi-functional landscapes that supply cellulosic bioenergy feedstocks while maintaining or enhancing environmental sustainability. However, DOE is not aware of many initiatives that apply the current set of tools and knowledge to proactively design these multi-functional landscapes for increased cellulosic feedstock production, validate the environmental and social sustainability impacts at a watershed or comparable scale, and assess the feedstock characteristics and logistics systems (e.g., harvesting, preprocessing, and transport) associated with those landscape designs. DOE is seeking information on cost-effective, feasible approaches for testing the landscape design approach for increasing cellulosic feedstock production at a watershed, multi-landowner, or comparable spatial scale through a combination of modeling, data collection, field research, and engagement with landowners and other relevant stakeholders.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         bioenergy, cellulosic feedstocks, landscape design, environmental sustainability, socio-economic sustainabiliy

For more information, see the full announcement here.


FY2015 Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR)

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy

Deadlines:         Final: 2/2/2015

Summary:          This FOA is for Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research and university research reactor upgrades for the U.S. nuclear research community. DOE is seeking applications under the Infrastructure FOA in the following areas: 1. University Research Reactor Upgrades Infrastructure Support - The purpose of the program is to upgrade and improve the U.S. University nuclear research and training reactors and to contribute to strengthen the academic community's nuclear engineering infrastructure. 2. General Scientific Infrastructure Support for Universities and DOE National Laboratories - Under this FOA, applications can be submitted for equipment, software, instrumentation and associated facility upgrade requests that support nuclear energy-related R&D or education. Funding requests can include, but are not limited to, equipment and instrumentation for specialized facilities, classrooms and teaching laboratories (for universities only), and non-reactor NS&E research. Infrastructure requests that support the sharing and use of equipment and instrumentation by multiple campuses of a university, multiple universities or national laboratories are encouraged.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         nuclear research, research infrastructure, reactor upgrades, equipment, software, instrumentation, facility upgrade

For more information, see the full announcement here.


FY15 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy

Deadlines:         Initial: 9/11/2014          Final: 2/19/2014

Summary:          The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) conducts crosscutting nuclear energy research and development (R&D) and associated infrastructure support activities to develop innovative technologies that offer the promise of dramatically improved performance for advanced reactors and fuel cycle concepts while maximizing the impact of DOE resources. NE strives to promote integrated and collaborative research conducted by national laboratory, university, industry, and international partners under the direction of NE’s programs. This FOA addresses the competitive portion of NE’s R&D portfolio as executed through the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP), Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies Crosscutting Technology Development (NEET CTD), and Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility (ATR NSUF). NEUP utilizes up to 20 percent of funds appropriated to NE’s R&D program for university-based infrastructure support and R&D in key NE program-related areas: Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FC R&D), Reactor Concepts Research, Development and Demonstration (RC RD&D), and Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS). NEET CTD supports national laboratory-, university- and industry-led crosscutting research.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         nuclear energy, nuclear research, fuel cycle, reactor concepts, advanced modeling and simulation

For more information, see the full announcement here.


2015 Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Deadlines:         Final: 11/18/2014

Summary:          The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR is soliciting proposals under the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise (EESLR) Program to improve the management of regional and local ecosystem effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation. The overall goal of EESLR is to integrate dynamic physical and biological processes with sea level rise and coastal inundation to improve the prediction of coastal ecosystem effects to enable enhanced coastal resiliency. This information will be used to advance the capacity and capabilities of the NOAA Sentinel Site Program. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2015 Federal appropriations.

Category:          Environmental Science

Keywords:         sea level rise, ecosystem effects, coastal resiliency

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, Fiscal Year 2015 National Competitive Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) Programs

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Deadlines:         Initial: 9/30/2014          Final: 12/15/2014

Summary:          NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR is soliciting proposals for the Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms Program, the Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms Program and the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms Program. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2015 Federal appropriations.

Category:          Environmental Science

Keywords:         harmful algal blooms, monitoring, response, prevention/control, mitigation,

For more information, see the full announcement here


FY 2015 Joint Hurricane Testbed

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Deadlines:         Initial: 9/15/2014          Final: 12/5/2014

Summary:          The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is soliciting LOIs under the United States Weather Research Program (USWRP), as administrated by the USWRP Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT). This notice describes opportunities for the transfer of relevant research and technology advances into tropical cyclone analysis and forecast operations. This notice calls for researchers to submit proposals to test and evaluate, and modify if necessary, in a (quasi-operational) experimental environment, their own scientific and technological research applications. The experimental test environment includes capabilities for real-time demonstration testing based on links to operational observational and model data streams. Projects satisfying metrics for success and operational constraints may be selected for operational implementation by the operational center(s) after the completion of the USWRP-funded work. The period of the award is from one to two years.

Category:          Environmental Science

Keywords:         tropical cyclone analysis, forecast operations, real-time demonstration testing

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technology Commercialization Assistance Program (TCAP)

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Deadlines:         Final: 9/23/2014

Summary:          NIST invites applications for a program involving technical and business engagement activities directed at small businesses participating in NIST’s Small Business Innovation Research Program. The TCAP recipient will provide NIST SBIR Phase I and/or Phase II recipients with technical and business expertise and resources to identify optimum pathways to promote successful transition of the Phase I and/or Phase II results to commercialization.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         small business, innovation, technology, commercialization

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Sources Sought: High Power Fiber Development and Beam Combination

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Defense - Air Force Research Laboratory

Deadlines:         Final: 9/19/2014

Summary:          AFRL Fiber Laser and Beam Control (FLBC) program is seeking to identify sources capable of developing and delivering novel solutions for the next-generation of airborne laser weapon. The research areas of interest are beam control concepts using an array of fiber lasers, advanced concepts to scale the power and decrease the size, weight, and power draw of fiber laser sources, and development of advanced systems and components required to eliminate the turret and gimbal to achieve a conformal, electronically steered system. AFRL is seeking sources for two chief tasks under this effort. First, AFRL is seeking sources for the development of an integrated demonstration of a beam control system based on an array of fiber lasers using relatively mature technologies. Second, FLBC is seeking sources capable of advancing the readiness of currently immature technologies required for a fully conformal phased array weapon system for a high speed tactical aircraft. The Government is issuing this Sources Sought Notice as part of market research. This notice will be used for preliminary planning purposes and to determine whether the envisioned acquisition could be set aside for small businesses. Any information submitted will be utilized as part of furthering the Government's understanding of market capabilities.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         airborne laser weapon, fiber laser, beam control concepts, efficiency, integrated demonstration, immature technology advancement

For more information, see the full announcement here


 

Last updated 8-18-2014

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