The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has released a $25 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to fund a new High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP) program. Through HITEMMP, ARPA-E aims to support the development of novel heat exchanger technologies with the ability to maximize efficient power generation for a diverse array of end users including the transportation, power generation, and heavy industry sectors. This reflects ARPA-E’s interest in supporting the development of technologies with broad applicability across the DOE mission space. Concept papers are due by 9:30 am on September 12, 2018.
HITEMMP will fund multidisciplinary teams “to overcome the materials, design, and manufacturing technology barriers” currently hindering the development of heat exchangers capable of operating under extreme environments. To that end, HITEMMP proposals will be required to address one of two technical categories—metallic-based structures or ceramic-based/other composite structures—and identify a target application area such as modular power or transportation. ARPA-E also anticipates that the initial phase of each project will utilize analytical/computational design prior to building a physical prototype, illustrating DOE’s growing interest in integrating computation into its research programs.
Funding: Subject to appropriations, ARPA-E has allocated $25 million for HITEMMP. ARPA-E expects to make 8-10 awards under this FOA, ranging between $1 million and $10 million per award.
Performance Period: The performance period for each award will range between 18 and 36 months.
Eligibility: For-profit entities, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations incorporated in the U.S. are eligible to apply for HITEMMP funding as standalone applicants or as leads or members of project teams. Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and DOE National Laboratories are eligible to apply as either leads or members of project teams but are restricted from submitting proposals as standalone applicants.
Cost Sharing: Cost-sharing of 20 percent is generally required but is reduced to 5 percent for educational institutions and consortia made up exclusively of educational institutions, domestic non-profit organizations, and FFRDCs. ARPA-E strongly encourages large businesses to provide more than the 20 percent cost share.
Submission Limitations: There is no limit on the number of submissions for each institution and applicants may submit more than one application as long as each is “scientifically distinct.”
Concept Papers - September 12, 2018
Final Application - TBD
Full solicitation HERE