ARPA-E is excited to announce our latest funding opportunity: Reducing Emissions using Methanotrophic Organisms for Transportation Energy (REMOTE), DE-FOA-0000881, (https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/).
To view the FOA, teaming list, and additional information
This program seeks to fund the development of bioconversion technologies that transform our ability to convert methane into liquid fuels. Of interest are biological routes to improve the rates and energy efficiencies of methane activation and subsequent fuel synthesis, as well as approaches to engineer high-productivity methane conversion processes. Within this program, three technical categories are considered: (1) high-efficiency biological methane activation, (2) high-efficiency biological synthesis of liquid fuels, and (3) process intensification approaches for biological methane conversion. The potential impacts of this FOA includes increasing the economic and energy security of the nation through production of low-cost, liquid transportation fuels with lower emissions than petroleum-based fuels.
This funding opportunity announcement stems from:
- Teaming List, RFI-0000001, Bio-conversion of Methane-to-Liquids (REMOTE)
- Workshop, Biological Technologies for Methane-to-Liquid Fuels
As stated on the website, the concept paper submission deadline:
4/15/2013 at 5:00 PM ET
Direct questions about the FOA. ARPA-E will post responses on a weekly basis to any questions that are received here. The Teaming List for this FOA will remain open and active through the concept paper submission period. Finally, ARPA-E is also seeking concept paper reviewers. If you do not plan to apply to the FOA and would like to help in reviewing 15, 2-4 page concept papers, please let ARPA-E know. If not, please recommend 3 names of qualified reviewers and provide their email addresses if possible.