# DOE Issues RFI for Hydrogen Storage Onboard Vehicles

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued a request for information (RFI) to obtain feedback and input from stakeholders on strategies for cost reduction and performance improvements of composite overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV) systems for compressed hydrogen storage for onboard vehicle applications.

The high cost of COPVs is a barrier to the widespread commercial deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles. The DOE requests information on technology strategies and pathways to reduce the cost of COPV components and on technology strategies to improve system performance.

According to the DOE, the purpose of this RFI is to identify future strategic research and development pathways for the Fuel Cell Technologies Office to pursue with the potential to meet future system cost targets.

RFI responses must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 30.

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