2024-04 Expeditionary Carbon Utilization for energy Resilience and Stabilization (ExCURSion)

Due: April 29, 2024

The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the foundational technologies area to enable carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction, capture, and storage. These technologies are envisioned as key components for a future self-enclosed system that creates liquid carbon fuels and uses them to store and deploy energy to address the need for energy resilience in an expeditionary setting, independent of a fuel supply line. The envisioned system will enable safe, field-deployable, high-density, and rechargeable energy storage. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches enabling revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research primarily resulting in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.