Request for Information: Industrial Decarbonization through Concentrating Solar Thermal

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather input on industrial decarbonization, which aims to investigate how we can use high-temperature concentrating solar thermal technologies to decarbonize industries that produce key building blocks of our national economy, including high-priority products like steel, cement, and bulk chemicals like ammonia.

Reaching President Biden’s goal of a 100% clean energy economy with net-zero emissions no later than 2050 will require the adoption of clean energy technologies in the industrial sector in order to eliminate the need to burn fossil fuels for heat-driven processes that produce essential commodities, refined products, and other goods. SETO is interested in learning more from industry, academia, research laboratories, and other stakeholders on issues related to solar thermal decarbonization of the industrial sector.

Response Date: Oct. 13, 2021




Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

October 13, 2021