Transformational Sensing Capabilities for Monitoring the Subsurface – Scholarship and Grants Opportunities

    Funding Opportunity ID: 309696
    Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001998
    Opportunity Title: Transformational Sensing Capabilities for Monitoring the Subsurface
    Opportunity Category: Discretionary
    Opportunity Category Explanation:
    Funding Instrument Type: Other
    Category of Funding Activity: Energy
    Category Explanation:
    CFDA Number(s): 81.089
    Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
    Additional Information on Eligibility:
    Agency Code: DOE-NETL
    Agency Name: Department of Energy
    National Energy Technology Laboratory
    Posted Date: Oct 19, 2018
    Close Date: Dec 03, 2018 Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to with the subject line “DE-FOA0001998 – RFI” no later than 8:00pm (ET) on December 3, 2018
    Award Ceiling: $2
    Award Floor: $1
    Estimated Total Program Funding: $0
    Expected Number of Awards: 0
    Description: The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to seek information from stakeholders such as industry, academia, nonprofits, and research institutions about Research and Development (R&D) activities that could lead to development of transformational sensing capabilities for monitoring parameters associated with CO2 injection throughout the storage complex, including: overburden, reservoir, and underburden. This includes fluid flow throughout the reservoirs into the far field through critical but difficult-to-detect features such as faults and integrated fracture networks. Of particular interest are transformational sensors or sensing systems that will improve the ability to monitor movement of fluids in the subsurface and the ability to measure critical subsurface properties throughout a commercial-scale (greater than 50 million metric tons CO2 stored) storage complex. A storage complex consists of: (1) one or more storage reservoirs, with permeability and porosity that allow injection and storage of CO2; and (2) one or more low-permeability seals, which enclose the reservoir(s) and serve as barriers to migration of CO2 out of the reservoir. This is solely a request for information and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). U.S. DOE is not accepting applications to this RFI.
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