ARPA-E Funding Opportunities

The United States Department of Energy-ARPA-E program announces new funding opportunities:

Extremely Durable Concretes and Cementitious Materials
Full Application Submission Deadline: 9:30 a.m. ET, February 18, 2019 (OSRP internal deadline February 11, 2019)
ARPA-E is interested in receiving Full Applications in support of advancing extremely durable concretes and cementitious materials. This topic seeks research towards concrete that outlasts conventional concrete, reduces lifetime O&M expenses and their associated energy requirements, and therefore greatly reduces cement/concrete. Work under this program will consist of early-stage research.

Leveraging Innovations Supporting Nuclear Energy
Full Application Submission Deadline: 9:30 a.m. ET, February 18, 2019 (OSRP internal deadline February 11, 2019)
It is clear that a substantial reduction of construction cost, O&M cost, and construction time, in combination with targeting reactor plant operation for commercial viability, is required to fundamentally enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of nuclear energy. The ARPA-E MEITNER Program (DE-FOA-0001798)[1] is already investigating several innovative technologies that forward this goal. The purpose of this Targeted Topic is to address key technology gaps in the portfolio.
[1] https://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=arpa-e-programs/MEITNER

Downhole Tools to Enable Enhanced Geothermal Systems
Full Application Submission Deadline: 9:30 a.m. ET, February 18, 2019 (OSRP internal deadline February 11, 2019)
ARPA-E seeks novel low-cost sensor technologies capable of mitigating risks and lowering costs in EGS development by better characterizing rock formations and fluid enthalpy at depth. Technologies of interest include but are not limited to fiber-optic sensors and enthalpy measurement devices, as well as companion electronics and communications equipment. Successful projects will facilitate reservoir creation and maintenance, reduce unexpected reservoir behavior, and ultimately lower costs associated with EGS. Successful technologies developed for this purpose may also offer side benefits in applications including O&G, subsurface energy/CO2 storage, aerospace and automotive engineering, nuclear energy, and space exploration.

If you are interesting in applying for these funding opportunities, you must provide your completed proposal by the internal deadline. Please contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs should you have any questions.