Breakthrough Energy's Catalyst program works with companies, governments, and philanthropists to fund and support projects that will reduce the Green Premium and replace carbon-intensive processes and technologies with clean alternatives.
Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), Catalyst will identify emerging climate technology projects based in the U.S. and its territories for project-level financing.
Overview and Scope
Catalyst invites responses from projects located in the U.S. and its territories across the following four technology sectors:
- Green hydrogen
- Direct air capture
- Sustainable aviation fuel
- Long duration energy storage
The RFP will remain open for submissions until December 31, 2027 (RFP Close Date). All Respondents seeking funding in the first half of 2022 must have their Part I Submission in by January 31, 2022, at which time Catalyst will undertake its first round of evaluations. After January 31, 2022, submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis (no less frequently than semi-annually) until the RFP Close Date.
How to submit
Please read the RFP Document, which contains the information that is required for Part I and Part II Submissions, and complete the Intent-to-Bid form. Once the form has been submitted, an email with a Unique Respondent ID (URID), a link to submit Part I Submissions, and additional details will be sent to you. You will need the URID to support a file naming convention, which is detailed in Section 6 of the RFP document. Please use the provided link to upload Part I Submissions. Catalyst will then notify Respondents if they have been selected for Part II Submissions and/or Pitch Presentations after reviewing Part I Submissions.
RFP Informational Webinar
An informational webinar was held in December 2021 to address RFP questions. To request access to the recording of the webinar, please fill out the form linked below. Additional sessions may be added and will be announced on the website prior to each session.
Please email questions and clarification requests to CatalystUSRFP@breakthroughenergy.org.
Do you intend to submit a proposal?
Please submit your intent.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE ALL ANSWERS FOR THE INTENT-TO-BID FORM PREPARED BEFORE ENTERING THE PORTAL. ONCE YOU OPEN THE PORTAL, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR ANSWERS, AND YOU WILL NEED TO SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS IN ONE SITTING. TO SEE WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE INTENT-TO-BID FORM, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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