UCFER Round 06 Q&A Period-EXTENDED

April 27, 2020

NETL has launched a landing page through which UCFER RFP 06 applicants can ask questions about the RFP language and NETL collaboration capabilities. All questions will be forwarded to the Technology Manager/Core Competency Leader upon receipt. The Q&A period has been extended until May 18, 2020 at 4:59pm EST. To ensure the integrity of the application process, NETL cannot tell applicants what to propose. NETL can only clarify RFP language and research capabilities. To access the portal, please click here (https://netl.doe.gov/form/ucfer-applicant-questions)*. NETL will provide the answers to UCFER's OMT at least twice during this two-week period and OMT will post the questions and answers on UCFER's website upon receipt.

*Note: NETL portal works best with Chrome browser.

University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research Announces Round 6 RFP

April 15, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.  –  On April 15, 2020, UCFER released its sixth request for proposals (RFP) to the member Coalition. The RFP will close on June 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST. The proposals received will be reviewed by the Technical Advisory Council, Core Competency Board, external reviewers, and the Executive Council.

The four research topic areas with roughly $3.77M in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are as follows:

  • Crosscutting Research and Development ($790,793)
  • Carbon Utilization ($850,916)
  • Advanced Coal Processing ($527,618)
  • Carbon Capture ($1,602,500)

For more information, contact your university TAC or CCAB member to obtain the RFP.


A University Coalition for Basic and Applied Fossil Energy Research and Development (UCFER) was established in 2015 to advance basic and applied fossil energy research through mechanisms that promote collaboration among the Department of Energy (DOE) and the universities that are members of the Coalition by the coordination of research and the sharing of data. Its collaborative research focuses on coal, natural gas, and oil and in five core competencies: