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Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002616 titled “Innovative Methane Measurement, Monitoring, and Mitigation Technologies (iM4 Technologies)

Announcement Number
Announcement Type
Notice of Intent (NOI)
Opening Date
Closing Date
Contract Specialist
Maureen Davison
Fossil Energy and Carbon Management

Original Closing Date: 07/27/2022

The DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on behalf of the DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management. It is anticipated that the FOA will be issued in July 2022.

The overall objective of the planned FOA is to solicit and award multiple Research and Development (R&D) cooperative agreements to accelerate development of emissions mitigation technologies that enable an efficient, resilient and “leak tight” natural gas value chain.  Projects will establish integrated networks of surface-based sensor technologies that enable timely monitoring of methane emissions across large areas and determine how to best apply methane emissions monitoring, measurement, and mitigation efforts across oil and natural gas producing regions.  Projects will also deliver a well-defined plan for creating an “integrated methane monitoring platform” that will enable early detection and quantification of methane emissions along the natural gas supply chain.  Finally, the FOA will seek projects designed to improve the accuracy of methane emissions estimates from upstream crude oil, condensate and produced water storage tanks as a function of their character, configuration and operating conditions. More details can be found at FedConnect.