NETL: Vehicles Technologies Incubator - DE-FOA-0000988

Posted: January 16, 2014 - 19:51 / NETL / FOA-RFI-RFP

The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy or EERE is an organization focused on achieving aggressive and well defined mid to long term clean energy goals for the United States of America. In that context, EERE has established multiyear plans and roadmaps. EERE focuses the majority of its resources on a limited number of highest probability of success pathwaysapproaches to ensure that the program initiatives are supported at a critical mass both in terms of dollars and time for maximum impact. This roadmap based approach is one of EEREs greatest strengths, which can create challenges in recognizing and exploring unanticipated, game changing pathways or approaches which may ultimately be superior to the pathways or approaches on our existing roadmaps. To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is issuing Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcements or FOAs within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices existing Multi Year Program Plans or MYPPs or current portfolios. The Incubator programs will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be on ramped to future MYPPs. Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates for inclusion in future program roadmaps. DOE?s Vehicle Technologies Office or VTO develops and deploys efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum. These technologies will provide Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment. For example, the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge requires dramatic improvements in plug in electric vehicle or PEV performance and cost that are specified as technical targets and stretch goals for key technical areas of plug in electric vehicles. These are detailed in the EV Everywhere Blueprint document, posted on the VTO website. Other specific technology and technical goals can be found in supporting roadmaps and plans such as the Offices Multiyear Program Plan, U.S. DRIVE Partnership Plan; 21st Century Truck Roadmap and Technical White Papers; and other plans and roadmaps listed under the information resources and plans and roadmaps se ction of our website. The VTO Incubator FOA areas of interest include but are not limited to: ? Energy Storage R&D ? Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors R&D ? Advanced Combustion Engine R&D ? Materials Technology ? Fuels and Lubricant Technologies ? Other In addition to the above topic areas, this VTO Incubator FOA is open to applications that aim to bring to market a novel, non incremental technology that facilitates one or more of the overall VTO goals. The full FOA is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere- exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system. Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.