Deadline
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January 10, 2024
5:00 pm
ET

Industrial Decarbonization Strategy & Clean Energy Supply Analysis

Information

Description

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Manufacturing & Energy Supply Chains (MESC), in collaboration with its newly established Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA), ENERGYWERX, will host an Objective Strategic Session (OSS) to identify organizations that can analyze and synthesize an industrial strategy for industrial decarbonization and clean energy technology supply chains. The total funding amount available for this program is $100k per awardee (subject to negotiation).

This program is managed by ENERGYWERX in partnership with DOE, a collaboration made possible through an innovative Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) set up by the DOE's Office of Technology Transitions (OTT). This agreement enables ENERGYWERX to broaden DOE’s engagement with innovative organizations and non-traditional partners, facilitating the rapid development, scaling, and deployment of clean energy solutions.

Objective

This project will focus on strategy & analysis related to supply chain, industrial decarbonization, and related topics. MESC is looking to build an in-depth analysis that will help close the gap between existing federal funding and the strategic considerations that are necessary to bring domestic clean energy manufacturing capacity online. As part of this project, MESC is looking to bring on specialized and individualized thought leadership from subject matter experts (SME) with industry expertise. The analysis provided by these SME’s will advise senior leadership on emerging technologies and challenges, flag new opportunities, and champion partnerships and support program design and execution with external stakeholders where DOE is not the lead actor.

The specific industries that are of interest are:

Industrial Decarbonization:  

  • Cement & concrete industry
  • Metals (with a focus on iron, steel, aluminum)
  • Refining & chemicals

Clean Energy Supply Chains:

  • Battery-related critical materials and rare earths
  • Solar/PV supply chains
  • Grid components (with a focus on transformers)

The provided analysis will help identify supply chain and public/private financing gaps and inform commercialization strategy and coordinate industrial strategy.

Event Updates

How to Participate  

  • Review the resources from the Informational Webinar/Objective Strategic Session from January 4, 2024 at 3:00 PM ET
  • Download the Capabilities Overview: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
  • Complete the submission and upload here: CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT (Submissions are due NLT January 10, 2024 5:00 PM ET)

Selectees should be prepared to begin this effort and analysis by mid to late January.

Important Dates

Opportunity Announcement

Objective Strategic Session

Attend the Informational Webinar/Objective Strategic Session on January 4, 2024 at 3:00 PM ET

Information "Office Hours" Session(s)

Submission Deadline(s)

Submissions are due NLT January 10, 2024 5:00 PM ET

Process Details

Timeline(s)

If an applicant is selected, the program will follow the timeline below, with adjustments made as needed:

Phase 1 - Identifying supply chain gaps (2 months): To understand the specific dynamics driving supply chain, the selectee will provide specific, component-level detail of where there exist supply chain gaps in domestic and free trade agreement countries. This may include mapping of manufacturing facilities, companies, and stocks and flows of components. Providing quantitative estimates of the end-product demand markets and component-level supplies may be included as well.

Phase 2 - Identifying public and private financing gaps (4 months): In addition to identifying manufacturing and supply chain gaps, selectees will identify gaps in federal funding and private financing. This will require mapping relevant federal funding streams across the US government, ranging from grants, to loans, to tax credits, and to potentially regulatory barriers that increase the cost of doing business. On the private sector side, selectees will identify barriers to capital formation and the state of private market financing for a given sector (e.g. venture capital flows, cost of capital, etc).

Phase 3 - Commercialization strategy and coordinating industrial strategy (6 months): After identifying relevant gaps, selectees will outline a clear commercialization pathway for potential new technologies that may be relevant to close the supply chain gaps and create offset competitive advantages in the value chain. Analysis products can include marginal abatement cost curve and capital stack analysis. Synthesizing analysis across both phases will provide an industrial strategy roadmap for the US government to enable a given decarbonization sector to scale and bring back domestic manufacturing. In particular, selectees will provide visibility and insight into relevant funding and authorities across the US government and identifying coordinating bodies for public sector activities to support a given sector.

Resources from Webinar(s)

Coming soon.

Video Recording(s)

2024-01-04 MESC OSS Recording

Eligibility & Review Criteria

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Questions

If you have any additional questions, please contact ENERGYWERX: info@energywerx.org

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