Design, R&D, Validation, and Fabrication of a Prototype Carbon-Based Building

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

The Advanced Coal Processing Program is focused on the conversion of coal into valueadded products beyond traditional thermal and metallurgical markets, which can contribute to the U.S. gross domestic product while providing a stable and sizable market for U.S. coal production.

For the Advanced Coal Processing Program, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks applications for design, research and development (R&D), validation, and fabrication of prototype carbon-based buildings.

The FOA will result in cooperative agreements with up to a forty-five month project period composed of a Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III lasting 12, 24, and 9 months, respectively. Continuation into Phase II will be governed by a competitive down select. Continuation into Phase III will be governed by a competitive down select.

The overall objective of the FOA is to support the design, R&D, and validation of a prototype carbon-based building. A prototype building that meets the project’s objectives will have component building materials that must be at least 70% carbon (by weight), and at least 51% of the carbon (by weight) must be coal-derived. The prototype building will demonstrate the technical and economic viability of carbon-based building materials.

Deadline: Jan. 29, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants may submit more than one Full Application to this FOA. Each application must describe a unique, scientifically distinct project.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

January 29, 2021