DOE Making Funds Available for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) says up to $4.6 million in new funding to support innovations in fuel cell and hydrogen fuel technologies is being made available through the FCTO Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

The DOE says the initiative seeks to ‘identify potentially impactful technologies that are not already addressed in FCTO's strategic plan or project portfolio.’

‘The FOA is open to any and all impactful ideas which will significantly advance the mission of the FCTO and that are relevant to its Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP),’ the agency says.

Specific areas of interest include the following:

  • platinum group metal (PGM)-free catalysts and membrane electrode assemblies;
  • fuel-cell-based electrochemical conversion devices for stationary energy storage;
  • ‘completely innovative’ hydrogen production and delivery technologies to reach the DOE cost goal;
  • ‘breakthrough’ reversible hydrogen storage materials that operate at pressures of 350 bar or less;
  • manufacturing solutions for low-cost, standardized skid-mounted hydrogen fueling stations;
  • ‘game-changing’ business models/financial approaches to address infrastructure costs.

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