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DOE Seeks Information on Carbon Management Curricula Under its University Training and Research Program


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) has released a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks input on questions regarding potential funding for workforce development efforts through new carbon management curricula.

This RFI supports FECM’s University Training Research (UTR) Program, which has provided opportunities for students and principal investigators for more than 30 years to perform research and development at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) through one of its sub-programs — the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other MSIs program.

The purpose of the RFI is to solicit feedback from universities, colleges, other leaders in education, tribal governments, philanthropies, non-profit organizations, community leaders, government agencies, labor unions and organizations and other relevant stakeholders. Based on curricula that would include the topics of greenhouse emissions and climate change, elements of carbon management, carbon management in the mid-2000s, and regional significance of carbon management, FECM is requesting input to determine answers to questions related to curricula components, staffing, timeframes, recruitment and accessibility, follow-on opportunities, cost and other considerations.

This RFI is not a funding opportunity announcement. DOE is not accepting applications to this RFI, nor will DOE reimburse any costs in preparing a response.

To review the RFI, please visit, FedConnect, or the NETL business page for more information.  Responses must be submitted electronically to with the subject line “DE-FOA-0003216-RFI” and received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on January 05, 2024.

FECM minimizes environmental and climate impacts of fossil fuels and industrial processes while working to achieve net-zero emissions across our economy. Priority areas of technology work include carbon capture, carbon conversion, carbon dioxide removal, carbon dioxide transport and storage, hydrogen production with carbon management, methane emissions reduction, and critical minerals production. To learn more, visit the FECM websitesign up for FECM news announcements, and visit the National Energy Technology Laboratory website.