Funding

Fifth round of solicitation for proposals opened on August 21, 2019 and closed at 5:00 p.m. EST October 9, 2019. Submission for proposals was limited to members only. The total amount available for awards under solicitation #RFP2019-05 was approximately $2,828,000.  Estimated funding levels per research area were as follows:

Carbon Capture ($1,800,000)
Gasification Systems and Coal & Coal Biomass to Liquid ($625,000)
Natural Gas Technologies ($240,000)
Rare Earth Elements ($163,000)

 Selections will be finalized around April/May 2020.


Fourth round of solicitation for proposals opened on December 12, 2018 and closed at 5:00 p.m. EST February 6, 2019. Submission for proposals are limited to members only. The total amount available for awards under solicitation #RFP2018-04 is approximately $1,906,000.  Estimated funding levels per research area were as follows:

Carbon Storage ($480,000)
Coal Beneficiaition ($800,000)
Crosscutting Research ($240,000)
Fuel Cell Technology/ Natural Gas Conversion to Hydrogen and Solid Carbon Products ($386,000)

 Selections will be finalized around June 2019.

Six (6) projects were selected for funding under solicitation #RFP2016-04. All projects are currently underway.


Third round of solicitation for proposals opened on November 15, 2017 and closed at 6 p.m. PST on January 10, 2018. Submission for proposals was limited to members only. The total amount available for awards under solicitation #RFP2017-03 was approximately $4,098,650.  Estimated funding levels per research area were as follows:

  • Advanced Combustion ($424,100)
  • Carbon Capture ($848,200)
  • Carbon Storage ($542,850)
  • Carbon Use & Reuse ($848,200)
  • Fuel Cell Technologies ($848,200)
  • Gasification ($424,100)
  • Rare Earth Elements ($163,000)

Eleven (11) projects were selected for funding under solicitation #RFP2016-03. All projects are currently underway.


Second round of solicitation for proposals opened on July 22, 2016 and closed at 6 p.m. PST September 16, 2016. Submission for proposals was limited to members only. The total amount available for awards under solicitation #RFP02-2016 was approximately $2,080,000.  Estimated funding levels per research area were as follows:

  • Carbon Capture ($814,000)
  • Oil and Gas ($407,000)
  • Advanced Combustion ($859,000)

Five (5) projects were selected for funding under solicitation #RFP2016-02. One project has been been completed and work continues on the other four.


First round of solicitation for proposals opened on April 22, 2016 and closed at 9 p.m. PST June, 17, 2016. Submission for proposals was limited to members only. The total amount available for awards under solicitation #RFP01-2016 was approximately $1,925,000.  Estimated funding levels per research area were as follows:

  • Carbon Use and Reuse ($814,000)
  • Carbon Storage ($814,000)
  • Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal ($163,000)
  • Crosscutting Research & Analysis ($134,000)

Six (6) projects were selected for funding under solicitation #RFP2016-01 and all six have been completed.