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					Energy Opportunities at NSF & DOE:
                    as part of
 President Obama’s “New Energy for America” Plan




                      Theresa A. Maldonado
                         Mike Cronan
                    University Research Council
                          June 10, 2009

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                          Energy @ TAMU

   Engineering                                   Vet Med
   Science                                       Architecture
   Agriculture & Life Sciences                   Bush School
   Geosciences                                   Education
   Business                                      Liberal Arts
                                                  HSC School of Rural Public
                                                   Health



                All 10 Colleges and the Health Science Center!

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             Texas A&M Energy (Engineering)
• Production                                             • Energy Use / Efficiency
    – Nonrenewables                                            – Advanced buildings
          • Fossil (Oil, gas, coal)                                  •    Smart buildings
          • Nuclear                                                  •    Zero energy buildings
    – Renewables                                                     •    Distributed generation
          • Crops-to-Wheels initiative (MixAlco                      •    Continuous commissioning
            process)                                                 •    Smart sensors and advanced controls
          • Biomass                                            – System-on-chip and sensor nets
          • Wind                                               – Advanced vehicles/engines
          • Hydrogen                                                 • StarRotor engine
          • Combustion                                               • Synthetic jet flow control technologies
                                                               – Advanced transportation systems
• Distribution
    – Electric grid - comprehensive                      • Systems Science and Engineering
    – Network infrastructure (examples)
                                                               – Energy system implementation &
          • Physical devices and subsystems                      management
          • Computer control and security
                                                               – New tools
          • Microturbine technologies
                                                               – New embedded technologies
    – Space power
                                                               – Risk analysis
    – Portable power generators
                                                               – Risk-based decision making
                                                               – Energy Policy
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Bioenergy: Biomass-to-Gasoline

               Chemical Conversion of Cellulosic Biomass to
                           Conventional Fuels
                                 Chemical Conversion




                                                                 Conventional Fuels




     Cellulosic Biomass




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                           Texas A&M Engineering
                                Wind Energy
Advanced
Composites




                                                                    Power Distribution
                                                                    and Management




             Aerodynamics and
             Turbomachinery




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Differentiating Energy Programs: NSF vs. DOE
    Energy Programs at NSF will most likely reflect--
         Mission and culture of a basic research agency
         Focus on university led energy research
         Core agency objectives related to cross disciplinary research, exploring
          disciplinary boundaries, broader impacts, integration of research and education,
          preparing future faculty and scientific workforce, broadening participation, etc.


    Energy Programs at DOE will most likely reflect—
         A mission agency culture (e.g., near term results; existing problem)
         Demonstration projects (industry focused; industry $ match)
         Applied and/or energy applications research by specific industry
         Industry & university partnerships (various configurations)



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          Common Elements: Energy Research at
                    NSF & DOE
    Industry partnerships
       Likely industry driven at DOE

       University driven at NSF


    Topics and partnership configurations will not be defined in any
     detail until there are actual solicitations published by NSF and
     DOE

    Anticipate mapping likely energy research topic domains to potential
     industry partners by topic



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                        Current Status: June 10
   Most announcements of interest to universities are programmatic
    allocations to energy research topics but not actual published
    solicitations, an exception is the University Led Consortia for Wind
    Energy

   No NSF solicitations on planned energy flagship programs have
    been issued

   Most DOE solicitations issued are for industry led demonstration
    projects and similar projects representing public (DOE)/private
    sector partnerships—hence:
            University competitive positioning and strategic
           planning across the energy research landscape by
               agency and research topic is key to success

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     NSF’s Planned Flagship Energy Programs

   Specialized Energy Centers (ERC, STC)
   Education in Complex Interrelationships
   Graduate Fellowships in Clean Energy Research
   New Flagship IGERT in Clean Energy
   Graduate & Post Doc Research
   REUs in Energy
   K-12 Science Education in Clean Energy
   Public Awareness and Action

             http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=114700



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                   NSF Specialized Energy Centers
   Focus the regional and institutional strengths of science and
    engineering schools around aspects of clean energy research while
    building partnerships with state government, regional industries,
    and local schools.

   Include many aspects of other NSF program elements (e.g., IGERT,
    REU, etc.), tailored to regional or specialty context (e.g. solar
    conversion; materials research; wind engineering).

   Initially built upon existing NSF-funded ERCs and STCs devoted to
    energy research; however, in future budget years, specialized energy
    centers will be separately designed and solicited.



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           Likely NSF Energy Program Structures
    Emphasis on the integration of clean energy research and
     education at all degree levels

    Invent and help commercialize advanced energy technologies,
     including:
         converting sunlight to electricity and fuel,
         carbon capture and sequestration,
         stationary & portable advanced batteries for plug-in electric cars,
         advanced energy storage concepts to enable sustained energy supply from
          solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources,
         high-efficiency deployment of power across a "smart grid" and
         carbon neutral commercial and residential buildings.




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      DOE Budget to Put More Scientists to Work
       to Find Energy "Solutions" May 7, 2009
    Energy Secretary Chu highlighted the department's biggest new
     research initiative, a set of eight new Energy Innovation Hubs,
     each one focused on a different energy-related challenge:
         solar electricity;
         fuels produced directly from sunlight;
         batteries and other kinds of energy storage;
         carbon capture and storage;
         new technologies for the electrical grid;
         efficient buildings; extreme materials; and
         modeling and simulation.
    The centers will be modeled on DOE's three recently established
     bioenergy research centers.
    Each one will be funded for 5 years, at about $25 million annually.
     The 2010 budget proposal includes $280 million for these hubs.

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    Example DOE Recovery Act Energy Programs
    06/02/09 Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $50 Million of Recovery Act Funding
     to Accelerate Deployment of Geothermal Heat Pumps

    05/27/09 President Obama Announces Over $467 Million in Recovery Act
     Funding for Geothermal and Solar Energy Projects

    05/18/09 Locke, Chu Announce Significant Steps in Smart Grid Development

    Secretary Chu Announces $2.4 billion in Funding for Carbon Capture and
     Storage Projects

    05/05/09 Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $800 Million from Recovery Act to
     Accelerate Biofuels Research and Commercialization
                        http://www.energy.gov/news2009/releases.htm




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             Accelerate Biofuels Research and
             Commercialization, Chu May 2009
   The Biomass Program plans to use $110 million to support
    fundamental research in key program areas, distributed:
        Expand the resources available for sustainability research through the
         Office of Science Bioenergy Research Centers and establish a user-
         facility/small-scale integrated pilot plant ($25 million)

        Create an advanced research consortium to develop technologies and
         facilitate subsequent demonstration of infrastructure-compatible biofuels
         through a competitive solicitation ($35 million)

        Create an algal biofuels consortium to accelerate demonstration of algal
         biofuels through a competitive solicitation ($50 million).




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               Chu Comments on Wind Energy

    "Wind energy will be one of the most important contributors
    to meeting President Obama's target of generating 10 percent of
    our electricity from renewable sources by 2012," said Energy
    Secretary Chu. "The projects funded by this opportunity will
    advance wind technology so that it can reliably supply a
    substantial portion of our nation's electricity. They will also help
    in creating more new jobs and expanding a clean energy
    economy.




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    DOE Wind Energy Consortia between
 Institutions of Higher Learning and Industry
   Letter of Intent Due Date: June 19

   Application Due Date: July 29

   This $24 million program initiative will fund consortia between
    institutions of higher learning and industry that will perform
    focused research on critical wind energy challenges.

   DOE anticipates that awards will be in the $8,000,000 -
    $12,000,000 range for the total 2-year project period.

   The funding will be focused on two complementary areas, but
    not separate topics, following slides:

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           Partnerships for Wind Research and
                Turbine Reliability, Area 1
   Universities in regions of the country in a Power Class 3 at 50
    meters or greater wind region with consistent wind resources
    throughout the year are encouraged to team with industry
    partners to establish facilities/equipment and a research agenda
    necessary to study major challenges facing today’s wind industry.

   Proposals must address one or more challenges described in the
    ―20% Wind Energy by 2030‖ report
    (http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/pdfs/41869.pdf )
    and shall include descriptions of how the wind hardware and
    software will be acquired.

   DOE highly encourages research in ―turbine reliability‖ as a
    topic in any consortia proposal.

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       Wind Energy Research & Development,
                     Area 2
   University R&D to advance material design, performance
    measurements, analytical models, and leveraging partnerships
    with industry to improve power systems operations,
    maintenance or repair operations, wind turbine and/or
    component manufacturing, and interdisciplinary system
    integration.

   Fellowships, internships, etc. may be used to support the
    research agenda.

   Universities are encouraged to partner with the wind industry
    in defining their R&D agenda, developing their curriculum, and
    intern partnerships.

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                Criterion 1: Project Description and
                Implementation PlanWeight: [40%]

    The extent to which the application clearly states how the
     project plan will accomplish the following:
               Expeditiously address the objectives for procurement of wind hardware
                and software
               The adequacy of 5-year Turbine Operations and Maintenance Agreement
                for the R&D Turbine
               The proximity of the turbine(s) within 50 miles of the university’s
                campus; the location of turbines in a Power Class 3 at 50 meters wind
                region or greater with consistent wind resources throughout the year; any
                relevant site wind assessments, feasibility studies, and current permits;
                and long-term availability of the land
               The relevance of the Research & Development plan to the procurement
                of wind turbine hardware and software.


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              Criterion 2: Project Research and
              Development Plan Weight: [40%]
    The extent to which the statement of objectives, responsibilities, and goals are
     adequate and demonstrated to be achievable for the proposed research and
     development.
    Demonstrated ability of achieving project objectives as shown by realistic
     milestones, logical task structure, and proposed project management systems.
    The extent to which the project management plan and schedule are shown to
     be reasonable and achievable for the proposed project.
    The demonstrated capabilities of the applicant’s Institution, Principal
     Investigator, and other key participants to comprehensively address all aspects
     of the proposed project for the Topic Area of interest.
    The adequacy of equipment, laboratory facilities, educational facilities, analytic
     support, and other necessary resources for performing the proposed project.
    The adequacy of the application for disseminating R&D results.
    The extent of industry involvement in the R&D effort.


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     Criterion 3:Curriculum and Student Subsidies
                    Weight: [20%]
   The extent to which the proposed curricula and student
    subsidies meet the objectives of the FOA.
   The extent to which private industry or other outside agencies
    are included to ensure that curricula meet the needs of the wind
    industry’s workforce requirements.
   The extent to which student subsidies will be used to encourage
    and assist students and the approach for tracking and reporting
    workforce development through successful post graduate
    employment in the wind industry.
   The demonstrated credibility for the concept as supported by
    success within the applicant’s institution for developing similar
    programs.


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                             Energy Links
    20% Wind Energy by 2030 Report
       http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/pdfs/41869.pdf


    20% Wind Energy by 2030 Workshop
       http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/20by2030_workshop.html


    NSF Planned Energy Programs
       http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=114700


    DOE Budget to Put More Scientists to Work to Find Energy "Solutions"
       http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/05/obama-asks-
        for.html

    DOE Press Releases
       http://www.energy.gov/news2009/releases.htm




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                    EXTRA SLIDES




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                                                            Wind resource potential at
                                                              50 m above ground




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                                                        DOE EERE, July 2008
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                                                   From: 20% Wind Energy by 2030
                                                   DOE EERE, July 2008

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