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Operational Endurance from Environmental Carbon


This program seeks technology development to support sustainable carbon neutral operational energy processes and materials for Navy and USMC needs. The portfolio is balanced among basic and applied research along with advanced technology development to support operational endurance and sustainability.


Research Concentration Areas

  • Scalable carbon capture technologies
  • Next-generation carbon conversion technologies (basic, applied research, demonstration and scale-up)
  • Modeling and simulation of reaction pathways
  • Environmental and mission impact simulation
  • Exploitation of energy and material production from environmental carbon in naval environments

Research Challenges and Opportunities

  • Development of lightweight, compact, efficient, cost-effective, deployable technologies for direct ocean and direct air capture of environmental carbon.
  • Development of efficient and cost-effective catalysts.
  • Development of efficient membranes for direct ocean and air capture of environmental carbon.
  • Development of 2D/3D materials to leverage Lewis acidity for environmental carbon conversion.
  • Scalable thermochemical, biological, electrochemical and photochemical reaction pathways to liquid fuel, lubricants and materials from environmental carbon.
  • Integration and scaling of carbon capture technologies to liquid fuel, lubricants and material producing technologies.
  • Modeling and simulation of reaction pathways, technology scaling, and environmental and mission impacts.

UPDATED: January 2022

How to Submit

For detailed application and submission information for this research topic, please refer to our broad agency announcement (BAA) No. N00014-22-S-B001.

Contracts: All white papers and full proposals for contracts must be submitted through FedConnect; instructions are included in the BAA.

Grants: All white papers for grants must be submitted through FedConnect, and full proposals for grants must be submitted through grants.gov; instructions are included in the BAA.


PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Name
Willauer, Heather D.
Title
Program Officer
Department
Code 331