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Funding Opportunity Number:
Mar 02, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
Original Closing Date for Applications:
May 24, 2010
Current Closing Date for Applications:
May 24, 2010
Oct 05, 2010
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
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Advanced Research and Projects Agency - Energy Financial Assistance Program
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Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
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The purpose of this amendment is to request full applications to the Funding Opportunity Announcement(FOA) DE-FOA-0000288 with a deadline for submission of Monday, May 24, 2010 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Earlier submissions are encouraged.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is a new agency of the Department of Energy. ARPA-E was authorized by the America COMPETES Act (PL 110-69) and charged with the mission to fund projects that will develop transformational technologies that reduce Americas dependence on foreign energy imports; reduce U.S. energy related emissions, including greenhouse gases; improve energy efficiency across all sectors of the U.S. economy; and ensure that the United States maintains its leadership in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies. Initially funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (PL 111-5), ARPA-E aims to support the development of high risk/high payoff applied science and technology innovations that will have a positive disruptive impact on the energy landscape.
Buildings consume 40 percent of the primary energy in the United States, and account for 72 percent of the nation's electricity use and 55 percent of the nation's natural gas use. The objective of this funding opportunity announcement is to develop energy efficient cooling technologies/air conditioners (AC) for buildings to reduce GHG emissions from: (a) primary energy consumption due to space cooling; and (b) refrigerants used vapor compression systems. ARPA-E seeks innovative research and development approaches to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions due to cooling of buildings by: (i) development of cooling systems that use refrigerants with low global warming potential of less than or equal to 1: (ii) development of energy efficient air conditioning (AC) systems for warm and humid climates to increase the coefficient of performance (COP) of ventilation load cooling by greater than or to 50 percent; and (iii) increased efficiency of hot climate vapor compress
ion AC systems for re-circulating air loads by increasing the COP by greater than or equal to 50 percent. One or more combination of these technologies can be utilized in buildings, where many factors influence the cooling load, including but not limited to: (1) type of building, such as office space versus hospitals (which have very high ventilation loads - almost 100 fresh air); and (2) climate type - warm and humid versus hot and dry.
For attachments and forms and/or instructions you may also go to https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov
All questions on this FOA must be submitted via e-mail to ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov.
All full applications must be submitted via the ARPA-E exchange at https://arpa-e-foa-energy.gov/
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