Dept. of Energy - Geothermal Energy from Oil and Gas Demonstrated Engineering (GEODE). Due 10/28.
Geothermal Energy from Oil and Gas Demonstrated Engineering (GEODE)
The Geothermal Energy from Oil and gas Demonstrated Engineering (GEODE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits an administrator to establish and lead a consortium committed to facilitating collaborative research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) focused on realizing technology improvements and transfer from oil and gas, deploying geothermal energy nationwide, evaluating and recommending ways to address regulatory and permitting barriers, and developing opportunities in the geothermal sector for the skilled oil and gas workforce.
The U.S. geothermal resource is vast, however, only a small portion of it has been developed due to the unique technological challenges associated with geothermal environments and a regulatory system that requires long lead times to secure needed operational permits. The mature, domestic oil and gas industry can provide a great deal of benefit on overcoming the remaining barriers in geothermal technology. The Geothermal Technologies Office seeks to develop a means through which the oil and gas and geothermal industries can collaborate and undertake beneficial research and development aimed at addressing the challenges in the geothermal industry and facilitating increased deployment of geothermal technologies nationwide.
Therefore, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking an organization to function as a consortium administrator that can:
Establish a clear structure and methodology for initiating and executing a research agenda, as defined by the consortium members and DOE
Manage RD&D efforts in support of consortium priorities. While it is required that the majority of the planned RD&D is executed through competitive solicitations run by the consortium administrator, the consortium (including the consortium administrator) may contribute directly to RD&D execution in areas in which sufficient technical expertise and resources exist (described in detail in later sections of this FOA).
Attract and secure key industry partners as members, including the geothermal industry as well as oil and gas operators, service companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and potential electric or thermal market consumers
Provide strong organizational leadership across technical disciplines and establish a robust model to leverage RD&D expertise and non-DOE funding (if feasible) to enhance commercialization opportunities of technologies and methodologies
Serve as a primary point of contact for the consortium, with full accountability to DOE. This will include defining, managing and implementing clear membership operating structures and strategies for participation by a wide range of stakeholders in the consortium; leveraging federal funds through industry matching (minimum of 20% cost sharing); and providing the necessary agreements to enable collaboration with all stakeholders along the geothermal value chain, including end-users, to allow them to benefit from the consortium results.
Individuals, Domestic Entities, Foreign Entities, Incorporated Consortia, Unincorporated Consortia
Total Amount Available:
October 28, 2022
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