Funding Oppotunity | Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Ag Resources and Management

Sponsor: DOE ARPA-E
Title: Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Ag Resources and Management (SMARTFARM); DE-FOA-0002250
Website: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaIde7465e6e-cb9c-455c-9625-4c3db4386f00
Proposal Type: Concept Paper (Full proposal TBA)
Deadline: Concept Paper: Due by February 18, 2020
Funding range: $250,000 – $10,000,000;  if submitted by ISU and/or educational institutions, domestic non-profits, or FFRDCs, no cost share is required (exempt)
Topics: Questions due to ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov by 4PM Central, February 7. The program goal is to bridge the data gap in the biofuel supply chain by funding the development of technologies that can replace national averages and emissions factors for feedstock-related emissions with field-level estimates. The value of such technologies will be evaluated by their ability to reliably, accurately (low uncertainty), and cost-effectively quantify feedstock production lifecycle emissions (in g CO2e/acre) at the field level (i.e. scalable to >80 acres). If successful, the technologies funded by this phase of the SMARTFARM program will catalyze new market incentives for efficiency in feedstock production and carbon management, reducing annual U.S. emissions by ~1%, and with substantially greater potential emissions reductions implications if expanded to other agricultural products beyond biofuels.


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