RFI - Identifications and Quantification of Electronic Waste (e-waste) in Municipal Solid Waste Systems

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit input for ARPA-E consideration for potential future ARPA-E research programs focused on highly energy efficient conversion of e-waste into usable manufacturing materials. ARPA-E is interested e-waste management/conversion ideas across the entire supply chain of e-waste and its impact on municipal solid waste, including classification, collection, identification, sorting, and reclamation of materials. Such e-waste reclamation research and development could result in the development and deployment of advanced energy technologies, enhancing the economic and energy of the United States, while reducing imports of foreign-sourced energy, and reduction of energy-related emissions.

Response Date: June 5, 2020




Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

June 5, 2020