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ARRA Date Title Recipient Name Location DOE/NETL Sponsors
Y 12/27/2012 Idaho Petroleum Reduction Leadership Project Prime: Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition
Sub: Ada County
Boise City, ID EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/21/2012 Synthetic Hurricane Risk Model for the Gulf of Mexico Prime: RPSEA
Sub: Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Raleigh, NC FE/SCNGO
N 12/21/2012 Synthetic Hurricane Risk Model for the Gulf of Mexico Prime: RPSEA
Sub: OceanWeather Inc.
Cos Cob, CT FE/SCNGO
N 12/21/2012 Synthetic Hurricane Risk Model for the Gulf of Mexico Prime: RPSEA
Sub: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, CO FE/SCNGO
Y 12/20/2012 Interstate Electrification Improvement Prime: Cascade Sierra Solutions
Sub: Shorepower Technologies
Kenly, NC EE/PMC/PVTD
Y 12/20/2012 Interstate Electrification Improvement Prime: Cascade Sierra Solutions
Sub: Shorepower Technologies
Pembroke, NY EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/20/2012 Amerigon Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles Prime: Amerigon (Gentherm)
Sub: Tenneco, Inc.
Edenkoben, Germany EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/20/2012 Amerigon Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles Prime: Amerigon (Gentherm)
Sub: Tenneco, Inc.
Grass Lake, MI EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/20/2012 A System for Automatically Maintaining Pressure in a Commercial Truck Tire Prime: Goodyear, Inc.
Sub: Eaton Corp.
Southfield, MI EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/20/2012 Construction of an Autogas Refueling Network Prime: CF Networks, LLC
Sub: Carson Mobil
Carson, CA EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/20/2012 Construction of an Autogas Refueling Network Prime: CF Networks, LLC
Sub: Manchester 76
Inglewood, CA EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/20/2012 Computational Design and Development of a New, Lightweight Cast Alloy for Advanced Cylinder Heads in High-Efficiency, Light-Duty Engines General Motors, LLC Pontiac, MI EE/PMC/PVTD
Y 12/20/2012 “Clean Start” – Development of a National Liquid Propane (Autogas) Refueling Network Prime: Texas State Technical College
Sub: CleanFUEL Holdings, Inc.
Long Grove, IL EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/20/2012 Computational Design and Development of a New, Lightweight Cast Alloy for Advanced Cylinder Heads in High-Efficiency, Light-Duty Engines General Motors, LLC Warren, MI EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/20/2012 Computational Design and Development of a New, Lightweight Cast Alloy for Advanced Cylinder Heads in High-Efficiency, Light-Duty Engines Prime: General Motors, LLC
Sub: Northwestern University
Evanston, IL EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/20/2012 Computational Design and Development of a New, Lightweight Cast Alloy for Advanced Cylinder Heads in High-Efficiency, Light-Duty Engines Prime: General Motors, LLC
Sub: QuesTek Innovations, LLC 
Evanston, IL EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/20/2012 New Generation Hydraulic Fracturing Model for Horizontal Wells University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX FE/SCNGO
N 12/20/2012 New Generation Hydraulic Fracturing Model for Horizontal Wells Prime: University of Texas at Austin
Sub: University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX FE/SCNGO
N 12/20/2012 Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Prime: RPSEA
Sub: Gas Technology Institute
Des Plaines, IL FE/SCNGO
N 12/20/2012 Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Prime: RPSEA
Sub: Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA FE/SCNGO
N 12/20/2012 Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Prime: RPSEA
Sub: Octave Seismic Technologies
Menlo Park, CA FE/SCNGO
N 12/20/2012 Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Prime: RPSEA
Sub: University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA FE/SCNGO
N 12/19/2012 Novel Sorbent to Cleanup Biogas for CHP Systems (New Field Site) Prime: TDA Research
Sub: FuelCell Energy
Tulare, CA EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/19/2012 Novel Sorbent to Cleanup Biogas for CHP Systems (Project Extension) Prime: TDA Research
Sub: FuelCell Energy
Danbury, CT EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/19/2012 Novel Sorbent to Cleanup Biogas for CHP Systems (Project Extension) TDA Research Golden, CO EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/19/2012 Demonstrate Use of Various Distributed Energy Resources to Reduce Peak Load on Selected Feeders City of Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO OE/PMC/EDTD
N 12/17/2012 Upstream Ultrasonic Processing for Small Producers: Preventative Maintenance for Paraffin Management Prime: RPSEA
Sub: Battelle Memorial Institute - PNNL
Richland, WA FE/SCNGO
N 12/12/2012 Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration: Phase III Commercial-Scale Geologic CCUS Deployment (CX-A Tasks) Prime: New Mexico Tech
Subs: Multiple
Multiple sites, Multiple states FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
N 12/12/2012 Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration: Phase III Commercial-Scale Geologic CCUS Deployment (Non-Seismic MVA Field Tasks) Prime: New Mexico Tech
Sub: University of Utah
Waka, TX FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
N 12/12/2012 Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration: Phase III Commercial-Scale Geologic CCUS Deployment (Lab-Scale Tasks) New Mexico Tech Socorro, NM FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
N 12/12/2012 Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration: Phase III Commercial-Scale Geologic CCUS Deployment (Seismic Field Tasks) Prime: New Mexico Tech
Subs: University of Utah and Schlumber Carbon Services
Waka, TX FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
N 12/12/2012 Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration: Phase III Commercial-Scale Geologic CCUS Deployment (Lab-Scale Tasks) Prime: New Mexico Tech
Sub: University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
N 12/12/2012 Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration: Phase III Commercial-Scale Geologic CCUS Deployment (Drilling Tasks) Prime: New Mexico Tech
Sub: University of Utah
Waka, TX FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
Y 12/6/2012 Propane Corridor Development Program Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy Columbus, GA EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/6/2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Infrastructure Development Project MD Grain Producers Utilization Board Petersburg, VA EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/6/2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Infrastructure Development Project MD Grain Producers Utilization Board Warrenton, VA EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/6/2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Infrastructure Development Project MD Grain Producers Utilization Board Chester, VA EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/4/2012 Commercialization of an Atmospheric Iron-Based CDCL Process for Power Production: Phase I B&W Power Generation Group, Inc. Barberton, OH FE/SCC/Existing Plants Division
N 12/4/2012 Commercialization of an Atmospheric Iron-Based CDCL Process for Power Production: Phase I Prime: B&W Power Generation Group, Inc.
Sub: Clear Skies Consulting LLC
Cornelius, NC FE/SCC/Existing Plants Division
N 12/4/2012 Commercialization of an Atmospheric Iron-Based CDCL Process for Power Production: Phase I Prime: B&W Power Generation Group, Inc.
Sub: The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH FE/SCC/Existing Plants Division
N 12/4/2012 E85 (Ethanol) Retail Fueling Infrastructure Installation Prime: Protec Fuel Management LLC
Sub: EZ Trip Chevron
Smyrna, GA EE/PMC/PVTD
N 12/4/2012 High-Efficiency VCR Engine with Valve Actuation and Supercharging (Summary CX) Prime: Envera LLC
Subs: Multiple
Multiple sites, Multiple states, and Canada EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/28/2012 Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies for Lean NOx Reduction in Coupled LNT-SCR Systems University of Houston Houston, TX EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/28/2012 Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies for Lean NOx Reduction in Coupled LNT-SCR Systems Prime: University of Houston
Sub: University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/27/2012 ICME Guided Development of Advanced Cast Aluminum Alloys For Automotive Engine Alloys (Summary CX) Prime: Ford Motor Company
Subs: Multiple
Multiple sites, Multiple states, and Mexico EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/27/2012 Recirculated Exhaust Gas Intake Sensor (REGIS) Enabling Cost-Effective Fuel Efficiency Improvement Robert Bosch, LLC Anderson, SC EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/27/2012 Recirculated Exhaust Gas Intake Sensor (REGIS) Enabling Cost-Effective Fuel Efficiency Improvement Robert Bosch, LLC Farmington Hills, MI EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/27/2012 Recirculated Exhaust Gas Intake Sensor (REGIS) Enabling Cost-Effective Fuel Efficiency Improvement Prime: Robert Bosch, LLC
Sub: Clemson University
Greenville, SC EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/27/2012 Recirculated Exhaust Gas Intake Sensor (REGIS) Enabling Cost-Effective Fuel Efficiency Improvement Prime: Robert Bosch, LLC
Sub: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Knoxville, TN EE/PMC/PVTD
Y 11/27/2012 Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership - Installation of Two EVSEs Prime: Clean Fuels Ohio
Sub: City of Centerville, Ohio
Centerville, OH EE/PMC/PVTD
Y 11/27/2012 DeKalb County/Metropolitan Atlanta Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Project Prime: Partnership Clean Transportation/CCA
Sub: AGL Resources
Atlanta, GA EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/27/2012 Resident Research Associateship Program/Methane Hydrate Research Fellowship Program National Research Council Washington, DC FE/ORD
N 11/16/2012 South Louisiana EOR/Sequestration R&D Project Blackhorse Energy, LLC Livingston, LA FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
Y 11/15/2012 High Temperature Syngas Cleanup Technology Scale-Up and Demonstration Project (Field Testing) Prime: Research Triangle Institute, Inc.
Sub: Eastman Chemical Company
Kingsport, TN FE/SCC/Gasification Division
N 11/15/2012 Evaluation of Concentrated Piperazine for CO2 Capture from Coal-Fired Flue Gas (Revised SOPO) Prime: URS Group, Inc.
Sub: University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX FE/SCC/Existing Plants Division
N 11/15/2012 Liquid-Rich Shale Potential of Utah’s Uinta and Paradox Basins: Reservoir Characterization and Development Optimization Prime: Utah Geological Survey
Sub: EBY Petrology and Consulting, Inc.
Denver, CO FE/SCNGO
N 11/15/2012 Liquid-Rich Shale Potential of Utah’s Uinta and Paradox Basins: Reservoir Characterization and Development Optimization Prime: Utah Geological Survey
Sub: University of Utah - EGI
Salt Lake City, UT FE/SCNGO
N 11/15/2012 Liquid-Rich Shale Potential of Utah’s Uinta and Paradox Basins: Reservoir Characterization and Development Optimization (Field Work) Utah Geological Survey Price, UT FE/SCNGO
N 11/15/2012 Liquid-Rich Shale Potential of Utah’s Uinta and Paradox Basins: Reservoir Characterization and Development Optimization Utah Geological Survey Salt Lake City, UT FE/SCNGO
N 11/15/2012 Pittsburgh Surface Science Laboratory NETL ORD South Park Township, PA FE/ORD/CSSD
Y 11/15/2012 Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership - Installation of Two EVSEs Prime: Clean Fuels Ohio
Sub: Northwest St. Community College
Archbold, OH EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/14/2012 All Electric Subsea Autonomous High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) Architecture Prime: RPSEA
Sub: GE Global Research
Niskayuna, NY FE/SCNGO
Y 11/14/2012 Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project (North Service Center Project Modification) Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Seattle, WA EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/8/2012 South Louisiana EOR/Sequestration R&D Project Blackhorse Energy, LLC Houston, TX FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
N 11/8/2012 South Louisiana EOR/Sequestration R&D Project Prime: Blackhorse Energy, LLC
Sub: Sandia Technologies
Houston, TX FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
Y 11/8/2012 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Medium Duty Commercial Fleet Demonstration and Evaluation Prime: South Coast Air Quality Management District
Sub: VIA Motors
Auburn Hills, MI EE/PMC/PVTD
Y 11/8/2012 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Medium Duty Commercial Fleet Demonstration and Evaluation Prime: South Coast Air Quality Management District
Sub: VIA Motors
Orem, UT EE/PMC/PVTD
Y 11/8/2012 North Central Texas Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Investments Prime: North Central Texas Council of Governments
Sub: Coca Cola Enterprises
Multiple sites, TX EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/2/2012 Research and Development of Coaxial Cable Sensors for Use in Subsurface Environments Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO FE/SCC/Gasification Division
N 11/2/2012 Educational Outreach: Energy Conservation and Materials Properties Danny Oryshchyn Albany, OR FE/ORD/Process Development Division
Y 11/2/2012 Recovery Act: Clean Cities Transportation Petroleum Reduction Technologies Program Prime: Utah Clean Cities Coalition
Sub: Washington City
Washington City, UT EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/2/2012 Construction of a Liquid Propane Autogas Refueling Network Prime: CF Networks, LLC
Sub: Exxon
Charleston, WV EE/PMC/PVTD
Y 11/2/2012 “Clean Start” - Development of a National Liquid Propane (Autogas) Refueling Network (Summary CX) Prime: Texas State Technical College
Sub: CleanFUEL Holdings, Inc.
Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/2/2012 2009 National Biodiesel Foundation Biodiesel Infrastructure Project Prime: National Biodiesel Foundation
Sub: Renewable Energy Group (REG)
Boone, IA EE/PMC/PVTD
N 11/1/2012 Development and Test of a 1,000 Level 3C Fiber Optic Borehole Seismic Receiver Array Applied to Carbon Sequestration (Task Six) Prime: Paulsson Inc.
Subs: Multiple
San Pedro, CA FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
N 11/1/2012 Development and Test of a 1,000 Level 3C Fiber Optic Borehole Seismic Receiver Array Applied to Carbon Sequestration (Task Six) Prime: Paulsson Inc.
Subs: Multiple
Medina Cty, TX FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
Y 10/31/2012 California Avenue Natural Gas Fueling Station Prime: Utah Clean Cities Coalition
Sub: TransFuels LLC
Salt Lake City, UT EE/PMC/PVTD
Y 10/24/2012 Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership: Installation of Five EVSEs in City-Owned Parking Garages Prime: Clean Fuels Ohio
Sub: City of Akron
Multiple sites, Akron, OH EE/PMC/PVTD
Y 10/23/2012 Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project Metropolitan Energy Center Omaha, NE EE/PMC/PVTD
N 10/18/2012 Temporal Characterization of Hydrates System Dynamics Beneath Seafloor Mounds: Integrating Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Methods and In Situ Observations of Multiple Oceanographic Parameters University of Mississippi Mississippi Canyon, Lease Block 118, Gulf of Mexico FE/SCNGO
N 10/18/2012 Temporal Characterization of Hydrates System Dynamics Beneath Seafloor Mounds: Integrating Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Methods and In Situ Observations of Multiple Oceanographic Parameters University of Mississippi University, MS FE/SCNGO
N 10/18/2012 Temporal Characterization of Hydrates System Dynamics Beneath Seafloor Mounds: Integrating Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Methods and In Situ Observations of Multiple Oceanographic Parameters University of Mississippi Abbeville, MS FE/SCNGO
N 10/18/2012 Temporal Characterization of Hydrates System Dynamics Beneath Seafloor Mounds: Integrating Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Methods and In Situ Observations of Multiple Oceanographic Parameters Prime: University of Mississippi
Sub: Baylor University
Waco, TX FE/SCNGO
N 10/18/2012 Temporal Characterization of Hydrates System Dynamics Beneath Seafloor Mounds: Integrating Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Methods and In Situ Observations of Multiple Oceanographic Parameters Prime: University of Mississippi
Sub: Specialty Devices, Inc.
Wylie, TX FE/SCNGO
N 10/18/2012 Pittsburgh Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry Lab DOE NETL South Park Township, PA FE/ORD/CSSD
Y 10/18/2012 Recovery Act - Clean Energy Coalition Michigan Green Fleets Prime: Clean Energy Coalition
Sub: University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI EE/PMC/PVTD
Y 10/18/2012 Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project Metropolitan Energy Center Dallas, TX EE/PMC/PVTD
N 10/15/2012 Reduction of Uncertainty in Surfactant-Flooding Pilot Design Using Multiple Single Well Tests Prime: RPSEA
Sub: University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK FE/SCNGO
N 10/15/2012 Reduction of Uncertainty in Surfactant-Flooding Pilot Design Using Multiple Single Well Tests Prime: RPSEA
Sub: Mid-Con Energy Operating Inc.
Norman, OK FE/SCNGO
Y 10/15/2012 Utah Expansion of Alternative Fuel Infrastructure - Lehi CNG Station Prime: Utah Clean Cities Coalition
Sub: CNG America
Lehi, UT EE/PMC/PVTD
N 10/15/2012 Small Molecule Associative CO2 Thickeners for Improved Mobility Control University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA FE/SCNGO
Y 10/15/2012 Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project Prime: Metropolitan Energy Center
Sub: City of Wichita, Kansas
Wichita, KS EE/PMC/PVTD
N 10/15/2012 Area 1: Systematic Assessment of Wellbore Integrity for Geologic Carbon Storage Projects Battelle Memorial Institute Columbus, OH FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
Y 10/9/2012 Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project (Conversions) Metropolitan Energy Center Olathe, KS EE/PMC/PVTD
N 10/9/2012 Significant Cost Improvement of Li-Ion Cells Prime: Johnson Controls, Inc.
Sub: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI EE/PMC/PVTD
Y 10/9/2012 Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project (Purchases) Metropolitan Energy Center Kansas City, MO EE/PMC/PVTD
N 10/9/2012 Development of Improved Caprock Integrity and Risk Assessment Techniques Terralog Technologies USA, Inc. Monrovia, CA FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
N 10/9/2012 Development of Improved Caprock Integrity and Risk Assessment Techniques Terralog Technologies USA, Inc. Houston, TX FE/SCC/Sequestration Division
N 10/2/2012 Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (Energy Regional Innovation Cluster) Prime: Penn State University
Sub: University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA EE/PMC/BETD
N 10/1/2012 Microbiology Laboratory DOE/NETL (Hank Edenborn) South Park Township, PA FE/ORD/Geosciences Division
DOE Program Sponsors: NETL Program Sponsors:
OE = Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability OCF = Office of Crosscutting Functions
FE = Office of Fossil Energy OD = Office of the Director
EE = Office of Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy OIBO = Office of Institutional & Business Operations
ORD = Office of Research & Development
PMC = Project Management Center
SCC = Strategic Center for Coal
SCNGO = Strategic Center for Natural Gas & Oil
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