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Department of Energy - Sandia and Sunshine-to-Petrol™: Renewable Drop-in Transportation Fuels
Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) is conducting ongoing research and development into solar fuels, the conversion of sunlight, CO2, and H2O into high energy density, gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel pre-cursors. Our solar fuels program, Sunshine to Petrol (S2P), is cost competitive with other renewable transportation fuel options such as biofuels, gas-to-liquid reforming, solar electrolysis and photoelectrocatalysis. In addition to cost competitiveness, the unique value in S2P is the production of fuels other than methanol, ethanol, and hydrogen that can be integrated directly into the existing transportation infrastructure.
S2P uses a two-step solar thermochemical cycle. Sandia is the world leader in this technology having developed two engine prototypes, in addition to pioneering the gold standards in redox/catalyst materials, and also completing thorough systems studies and life cycle analysis. Sandia has authored multiple publications and owns a substantial intellectual property (IP) portfolio.
Sandia is seeking a company or companies interested in this unique opportunity which will lead to the demonstration and deployment of this technology. We are seeking a partner interested in Cooperative Research & Development Agreements (CRADAs) or Work for Others agreements (WFOs). Potential partners must have a significant interest in developing this technology to the demonstration and deployment stage. The CRADA or WFO is expected to include funds-in to Sandia from the partner(s).
Response Date: Nov. 30, 2013
The official announcement and description of this opportunity may
be found on the funding agency's website:
Sandia and Sunshine-to-Petrol™: Renewable Drop-in Transportation Fuels
Numerical value: No fixed limit
Physical Sciences & Engineering.
External Deadline: 11/30/2013
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