Department of Energy Announces Funding Opportunities in Hydrokinetics and Carbon Capture

Apr 4, 2019

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced several new funding opportunity announcements (FOA).

The first FOA is for up to $26.1 million to drive innovative industry-led technology solutions to advance the marine and hydrokinetics (MHK) industry and increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource. The FOA is led by the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) and seeks projects that strive to make hydropower and marine energy a more affordable energy source, strengthens U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, and builds on current DOE energy storage initiatives that aim to strengthen the electric grid.

Under this FOA are four areas of interest under which proposals can be submitted: Hydropower Operational Flexibility; Low Head Hydropower and In-Stream Hydrokinetic Technologies; Advancing Wave Energy Device Design; and Marine Energy Centers Research Infrastructure Upgrades.

Proposal concept paper submissions are due by 5pm EST on May 13, full applications are due by 5pm EST on June 9.

For further information and to submit a proposal, click here:

The second FOA recently released by DOE is for up to $20 million for cooperative agreements that will aid in the acceleration of the deployment of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). These projects will support the Office of Fossil Energy’s Carbon Storage Program.

In this FOA, DOE will award cooperative agreements to research and development projects that will help address the storage and transport issues. Under this FOA, DOE seeks proposals that will advance R&D and respond to the CCUS transportation and storage issues by:

  • Addressing key technical challenges
  • Facilitating data collection, sharing, and analysis
  • Evaluating regional infrastructure
  • Promoting regional technology transfer


For further information and to submit a proposal, click here:

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