Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots

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Funding Opportunity ID: 296746
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001788
Opportunity Title: Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Energy
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 81.089
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOE-NETL
Agency Name: Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Posted Date: Aug 24, 2017
Close Date: Oct 19, 2017
Last Updated Date: Aug 24, 2017
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Description: This FOA seeks applications for projects to design, construct, and operate large-scale pilots of transformational coal technologies aimed at enabling step change improvements in coal powered system performance, efficiency, and cost of electricity. The FOA will be carried out in three phases, with a down-select between phases. Phase I, Feasibility, will be aimed at supporting recipients’ efforts to secure team commitments, including host sites and recipient cost share for Phase II, update the preliminary cost estimate and schedule for design, construction, and operation, and complete an environmental information volume. Projects selected for Phase II, Design, will complete a Front End Engineering Design study, secure construction-operation cost share funding, and complete the National Environmental Policy Act process. Finally, at least two projects will be selected for Phase III, Construction-Operation, which will support construction and operation of the large-scale pilot facilities. Any recipients proceeding to Phase III will be required to utilize domestic coal and/or domestic coal-derived fuels in the operation period. Applicants to Phase I who plan to primarily use other fuel sources during operations will be judged non-responsive. While only detailed Phase I applications are being solicited at this time, information relating to preliminary plans to carry out Phases II and III will be required to assess the potential viability of the overall project.
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