March 3, 2023
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is calling for applications for the DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) Fiscal Year 2023 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Base Annual Appropriations National Laboratory Call for FECM Program-Led Topics.
The FECM-led lab call announced today is the result of a collaborative effort with the DOE Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) and designed to advance lab-developed intellectual property (IP) toward commercialization in technology areas covered by FECM’s strategic vision.
One of TCF’s ongoing goals is to foster strong partnerships between the national labs and the external entities that bring energy technologies to the marketplace. Partners may include private companies, state or local governments (or entities created by a state or local government), colleges, universities, tribal entities, or nonprofit organizations.
As a partner, you can bring your deep knowledge and experience addressing the activities described in this year’s four topics:
- Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV): propose lab-developed technologies for expansion and commercialization of MRV protocols for CDR systems involving pathways such as (but not limited to) carbon mineralization, ocean-based CDR, and soil carbon sequestration.
- Hydrogen Quantification: propose lab-developed technologies for development and commercialization of technologies that can quantify leakage of hydrogen during its production, distribution, storage, and use, with detection capabilities in ambient air at the parts-per-million or parts-per-billion (more desirable) level.
- Critical Mineral (CM) and Rare-Earth Element (REE) Characterization and Extraction: propose lab-developed technologies for development and commercialization of technologies that can rapidly detect the quantity and/or form of CMs and REEs present within secondary feedstocks, such as coal ash, coal refuse, or metal mine tailings.
- Natural Gas Infrastructure Methane Quantification: propose lab-developed IP for commercialization of novel sensor technologies and systems that will improve industry’s ability to efficiently monitor and quantify methane emissions across natural gas pipeline infrastructure in a continuous, near real-time manner, in upstream and midstream applications.
Our planet has an urgent need that lab-developed technologies can address, but we need your help to accelerate their path to market. We’ve made it easy to get connected with a national lab directly. Here’s how:
- Reach out to lab representatives using the contact list in Appendix B of the lab call (pg. 36).
- Email FECM-TCF@hq.doe.gov to join the Teaming Partner List so labs can contact you.
Concept paper is due on April 7, 2023 and full application is due on May 25, 2023.