Folks: here is the link for the Dept of Energy (DOE) ARPA-E funding application.
http://arpa- e.energy. gov/keydocs/ ARPA-E-FOA. PDF
Happy grant-writing to you all - we can do this!
Unfortunately we will have to get on the next boat now that we know the way the gov is operating on these issues.
Anyone with a working and productive Hydrogen on Demand system should not only continue with their research but take a look at this PDF and get prepared for the next round of grants.
Below are comments from some "big boys" in the HHO generator building industry that wanted to apply for this grant.
That 4-6 week registration process sounds like Catch-22 BS. They didn't even publish the Funding Opportunity Announcement until April 27th, about 5 weeks short of the due date for Concept Papers.
Nice to have this information, though.
We might just have to transform the world without the help of the Dept of Energy. Their loss...
On page 14 is says you must submit a cover sheet a week before the concept deadline that is showing June 2, 2009 on the top page of the grant. Why they hide a secret deadline I dont know.
I emailed the Contracting Officer and he said I was too late because I hadn't gotten a D&B number and website by the May 28 deadline but that I could submit an unsolicited application or wait until the next offer. I think several of us should email him and say, "We are individual researchers without academic credentials who have the solutions you are seeking. We will make these technologies available with or without your help. If you want working technologies quickly, we suggest you find or develop a program or way to work with us, in ways that we can qualify for funding."
We may all be better off without funding from this government for our Hydrogen on demand projects. So far, it looks like a New World Order shell game to me.
Gents, if you think the hidden deadline is a crock there is also a section where the government may take certain liberties with your invention, but you still own it? This is something you really need to study but you can negotiate through it if you are considered.
I waded through this 40 plus page document and got the following out of it: 1) We need to be registered with the feds as a research entity. They will not recognize the application unless we do. It takes a month or more for all the background checks and clearances necessary to gain access to their libraries for technical data on file which is a must; 2) This is a program set up for folks who are already into the Kind of R & D that would be necessary to pull this off. My experience as a Principle Investigator with the RASP program was not recognized or is enough to claim Principle Investigator status. You need to be a doctor of something, like a PhD in engineering or physics.
Look at the money being thrown around, a small portion on Hydrogen on Demand systems would take care of this before their dead lines. This must be a joke
Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy
ARPA-E is part of a broader national energy strategy. The elements of the Administration’s Energy and Environment Agenda (www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/energy_and_environment) relevant to this FOA include:
• Reduce GHG emissions: Drive emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, and ensure 25 percent of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2025.
• Enhance Energy Security: Save more oil than the U.S. currently imports from the Middle East and Venezuela combined (more than 3.5 million barrels per day) within 10 years.
• Restore Science Leadership: Strengthen America’s role as the world leader in science and technology.
• Quickly Implement the Economic Recovery Package: Create millions of new green jobs and lay the foundation for the future.
Under this FOA, ARPA-E is seeking R&D applications for technologies that, when in wide-spread use, will make substantial, significant, quantitative contributions to these national goals and ARPA-E Mission Areas. In addition, the proposed technology when in use may not have a negative impact on any of the ARPA-E Mission Areas.
Larry- HHO2U.com- The Original Hydrogen on Demand Site