Crosscutting Research: Development of Novel Architecture for Optimization of Advanced Energy Systems


The objective of this activity is to competitively solicit projects in novel technologies under the Crosscutting Research Program Area to support Department of Energy Strategic Goals. The United States Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory is seeking innovative research and development of novel sensor and control systems for use in advanced power generation systems. New sensor and control technology will contribute the goals of high efficiency, near zero emission, and effective carbon capture for the next generation power generation technologies. These technologies include advanced combustion, gasification, turbines, fuel cells, gas cleaning and separation technologies, and carbon dioxide separation and capture technologies. The inclusion of transformational power generation and emission control technology will enable high process efficiency and integration to achieve performance goals at reasonable cost. Integration o f new technology will introduce unprecedented levels of complexity and process conditions that must be address by improved sensor and control technology. To manage complexity and achieve performance goals, advances in the capability and architecture of instrumentation, sensors, and process controls are vital in assuring integrated unit operations, predictive on-line maintenance, and continuous life cycle monitoring and real time process optimization. Innovations in these areas are being supported by the National Energy Technology Laboratorys Crosscutting Research Program which aims at bridging the gap between the basic sciences and applied research as it relates to Advanced Power Systems that utilize domestic resources. Long range transitional type research is needed to support the identification and growth of novel concepts that will to scientific breakthroughs and early adoption of innovative concepts into applications for power generation. Areas for long range transitional research are outlined below. Goals for the research outlined below include enabling, improving, and protecting power systems through the application of innovative sensor and control technology, under the Crosscutting research Program, with specific application to Advanced Power Systems.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 06/17/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Energy
Office: National Energy Technology Laboratory
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
All types of entities are eligible to apply, except other Federal agencies, Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Contractors, and nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995. A FFRDC is not eligible to submit a proposal/application as a prime offeror in response to the FOA, but may be proposed as a sub-contractor subject to the following: The FFRDC effort, in aggregate, shall not exceed 25% of the total estimated cost of the project, including the applicant?s and the Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) contractor?s portions of the effort. Funding will be provided directly by DOE/NETL through (1) a standard Field Work Proposal (FWP) for DOE FFRDCs and (2) an interagency agreement for non-DOE FFRDCs. The National Energy Technology Laboratory is neither eligible to receive an award nor to be proposed as a team member.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Applications must be received by xxx, not later than 8:00:00 PM Eastern Time. You are encouraged to transmit your application well before the deadline. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE REVIEWED OR CONSIDERED FOR AWARD.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
MAUREEN B. DAVISON, 412-386-5163
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information


Related Federal Grants

Federal Grants Resources