GFO-22-504 – Hydrogen Blending and Lower Oxides of Nitrogen Emissions in Gas-Fired Generation (HyBLOX)

Departmental Grant ID:
GFO-22-504
Portal ID:
16715
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund technology development and demonstration of emissions mitigating technologies and gas-fired power generation technologies that can run efficiently on high blends of hydrogen in the fuel stream while mitigating greenhouse gas and oxides of nitrogen emissions. 

Description:

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund Renewable Energy and Advanced Generation projects that meet the following initiatives:

·       Developing and Demonstrating Hydrogen-based Power Generation Systems, from the 2021-2022 Gas Research & Development Budget Plan; and

·       Mitigate Criteria Air Pollutants in Hydrogen-Based Power Generation, from the pending 2022-2023 Gas Research & Development Budget Plan.

This solicitation will fund the development and demonstration of emission-mitigating technologies and gas-fired power generation technologies that can run efficiently on high blends of hydrogen (H2) in the fuel stream while mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. Research resulting from this solicitation will support increasingly higher blends of H2 up to 100 percent, without compromising generation efficiencies and performance, to support meeting California’s goals for carbon neutrality and improving public health and safety.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

This solicitation is open to all public and private entities. 

Eligible Geographies:

Demonstration projects in this solicitation must be located in the service territory of a California gas Investor Owned Utility (Gas IOU), which includes Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Gas Company.  All projects in this solicitation must benefit Gas IOU ratepayers.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Match funding is required in the amount of at least 20% of the requested project funds.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
June 2, 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until funds expire

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$8,500,000
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
20%
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Gas R&D Program

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis (where the Recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor).

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Crystal Willis, 1-916-529-1108, Crystal.Willis@energy.ca.gov