Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

230  University of North Texas  (84526)

Principal Investigator: Henard,Calvin A

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 17,449

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: - 5/31/23

Restricted Research: NO

Academic Discipline: Biological Sciences

Department, Center, School, or Institute: College of Science

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Conversion Verification Subject Matter Expert Bioenergy Engineering for Products Synthesis (BEEPS) ZymoChem Project

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

CFDA: 81.000

Program Title: N/A


Research Objective: The major objectives of the verification process applied to DOE-BETO FOA projects include: * Clarify and establish a common interpretation of key project performance metrics with all stakeholders. * Provide continuity and consistency across the portfolio of projects to support portfolio analysis and decision making. * Establish, compile, analyze, and validate project-level technical and economic performance metrics. * Verify project performance and progress over the life of the project. * Compare project performance to the current state of technology (SOT) benchmarks and projections on a variety of technical, economic, and environmental dimensions. * Compare different technologies and pathways across the DOE-BETO investment portfolio. * Monitor and track technical progress of individual projects and technology pathways. * Provide credible and objective data analysis to inform internal decision making and planning processes. 3.0 SCOPE OF WORK The subcontractor will be serving as the subject matter expert for the ZymoChem project selected from the FY18 BETO BEEPS FOA. * The Subject Matter Expert (SME) is responsible for documenting and reporting on the technical demonstrations that he/she witnessed during the on-site verification and for providing technical advice and input on all aspects of the technical validation. This includes: o Traveling on-site as required. o Attend all conference calls and meetings as scheduled. o Coordinate with the Verification Lead and TechnoEconomic team members. o The SME is expected to witness (in person or remotely) the planned verification experiments and provide content and analysis to the verification report on those experiments. o The SME will work with the project team to discuss gaps or alternative strategies, as applicable (in the initial/intermediate verifications). The SME will identify opportunities for collaboration if the need arises to assist the project in being successful. Although this work will likely be beyond the scope this project, the discussions are intended to identify technology gaps that need to be addressed before further development of these catalytic processes can occur towards commercialization. o For intermediate and final verifications, it is expected that the SME will provide input into helping document the successes and remaining challenges. In particular, the SME will document the progress made by the project against the key performance parameters from the initial verification through the intermediate/final verification. 4.0 TASKS 4.1 Participate in pre-verification activities for the verification 4.2 Participate in the on-site verification 4.3 Contribute to the preparation of the verification report and synopsis


Withdrawn per email response to questioning (July 30, 2021)


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