The Industrial Demonstrations Program will fund projects that focus on the highest emitting and hardest to abate industries where decarbonization technologies can have the greatest impact: iron and steel, cement and concrete, chemicals and refining, food and beverage, paper and forest products, aluminum, other energy-intensive manufacturing industries and cross-cutting technologies. Widespread demonstration and deployment of projects within these industries will support President Biden’s initiative to rebuild U.S. leadership in manufacturing as countries, companies, and consumers around the world shift to low- to no-carbon commodities to meet their own decarbonization goals.
U.S. industry is a backbone of the nation’s economy, producing the goods critical to everyday life, employing millions of Americans in high-quality jobs, and providing an economic anchor for thousands of communities. Yet the energy- and carbon-intensity of the sector, which contributes nearly one third of the nation’s primary energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, poses a significant challenge as the economy transitions towards net-zero.
This FOA offers a critical opportunity to solidify a “first-mover” advantage for U.S. industry, bolstering its competitiveness globally for decades into the future. Activities funded under this FOA are further expected to create good-paying jobs for American workers, offer opportunities for broadly shared prosperity in communities, and enable a clean, more equitable future for all Americans.
Demonstrating the technical and commercial viability of industrial decarbonization approaches will promote widespread technology implementation and drive a U.S. edge in low- and net-zero carbon manufacturing while helping to substantiate a market for low-carbon products.
- Near-Net-Zero Facility Build Projects
- Facility-Level Large Installations and Overhaul Retrofit Demonstrations
- System Upgrades and Retrofits for Critical Unit Operations or Single Process Lines Within Existing Facilities
Eligible industrial production processes, including technologies and processes that:
- Achieve emissions reduction in high emissions industrial materials production processes, including production processes for iron, steel, steel mill products, aluminum, cement, concrete, glass, pulp, paper, and industrial ceramics
- Achieve emissions reduction in medium- and high-temperature heat generation
- Achieve emissions reduction in chemical production processes, including by incorporating, if appropriate and practicable, principles, practices, and methodologies of sustainable chemistry and engineering
- Leverage smart manufacturing technologies and principles, digital manufacturing technologies, and advanced data analytics to develop advanced technologies and practices in information, automation, monitoring, computation, sensing, modeling, and networking
- Leverage the principles of sustainable manufacturing to minimize the potential negative environmental impacts of manufacturing while conserving energy and resources
- Increase the energy efficiency of industrial processes
- Domestic Entities
- Foreign Entities
The cost share must be at least 50% of the total project costs. The cost share must come from non-federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law, such as project participants, state or local governments, or third-party financing. Cost share may be provided in the form of cash or cash equivalents, or in-kind contributions.
FUNDING AVAILABLE AND APPLICATION WINDOW:
FUNDING AVAILABILITY: $6 billion
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The concept paper deadline is due by April 21, 2023 and full applications are due by August 04, 2023