U.S. Industry Opportunities for Uranium Production Technology Development

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Funding Opportunity ID:333033
Opportunity Number:DE-FOA-0002491
Opportunity Title:U.S. Industry Opportunities for Uranium Production Technology Development
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Energy
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):81.121
Eligible Applicants:Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility:This FOA provides award opportunities to United States-owned industry entities. United States means the several States, the District of Columbia, and all commonwealths, territories, and possessions of the United States. DOE has restricted eligibility for award in accordance with 2 CFR 910.126(b). It has been determined necessary to restrict eligibility to apply as a prime recipient to entities meeting the definition above, foreign entities, foreign public entities, foreign organizations, state and local governments, institutes of higher education and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers/National Laboratories (FFRDC/NL), are not eligible to participate as a prime applicant. This eligibility restriction does not apply to subrecipients, subawards, vendors, or team members of the prime/lead applicant.
Agency Code:DOE-ID
Agency Name:Department of Energy
Idaho Field Office
Posted Date:Apr 23, 2021
Close Date:Jun 25, 2021 No later than 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Last Updated Date:Apr 23, 2021
Award Ceiling:$1,400,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$1,400,000
Expected Number of Awards:2
Description:The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Office of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Supply Chain (NE-4), conducts Research and Development (R&D) focused on technological advances for the front and back end of the nuclear fuel cycle. One area of research includes Uranium Mining, Conversion, and Transportation (UMCAT) R&D activities. The goal of this program is to fund R&D for technological advances that benefit the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle and enable competitive domestic uranium production and supply chain stability.The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund projects that enable cost competitive domestic uranium production and conserve water. Specifically, this FOA seeks proposals for R&D projects focused on uranium mining water treatment technologies that reduce the volume of water usage associated with and/or improve extraction efficiency and resource utilization for uranium production. This may include subsurface in situ treatment as well as surface treatment processes for in situ recovery (ISR) and processing facilities, as well as conventional mines and mills.Applicants are invited to provide a proposed project with a project period of up to two years that supports the objective of achieving cost-reducing water treatment technologies, which could be employed rapidly following the successful completion of the FOA. The proposed project should show how the proposed work addresses current gaps in technology. Proposals should demonstrate reduction in water use, reduced costs, and/or improvements to resource utilization and efficiencies in uranium production. Proposals should demonstrate the ability of proposed technologies and improvements to be adopted quickly by United States uranium producers following the completion of the project. The ability for rapid adoption includes the ability of new technologies to meet or exceed all pertinent federal, state, and local environmental regulations governing water treatment and use.
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