ARPA-E Harnessing Emissions into Structures Taking Inputs from the Atmosphere - concept paper

Sponsor Deadline: 

Dec 20, 2021

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Dec 20, 2021


DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy

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Harnessing Emissions into Structures Taking Inputs from the Atmosphere (HESTIA)
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Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/20/2021 9:30 AM ET

The goal of the HESTIA program is to support the development of technologies that nullify embodied greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while simultaneously transforming buildings into net carbon storage structures. Specifically, projects funded under the HESTIA Program will develop and demonstrate building materials and whole-building designs that are net carbon negative on a life cycle basis by utilizing atmospheric CO2 or CH4  from a wide range of potential feedstocks (e.g., forestry and purpose-grown products, agricultural residues, marine derived, direct carbon utilization) in the production process.
HESTIA metrics are:
•storage of more carbon in the chemical structure of the finished product than emitted during manufacture, construction, and use,
•relevant performance testing (e.g., flammability, strength) as required per applicable building code and incumbent specifications,
•market advantage (e.g., improved material performance in at least one area, lower cost, easier installation) over the best-in-class incumbent building element(s) (i.e. structural and/or enclosure) selected for replacement, and
•sufficient retention of carbon storage over service lifetime and minimized end-of-life emissions where possible by designing for reuse, repurposing, and/or recycling.