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Hydrogen Production Research and Development

Open Date: 11/12/2013

Close Date: 02/03/2014

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000826


The purpose of this modification is to change the submission deadline for full applications from 01/31/2014 to 02/03/2014.

This FOA supports research and development efforts to address critical challenges and barriers for hydrogen production technology development. The long-term goal of production and delivery research and development (R&D) is a high-volume hydrogen cost goal of $2-$4 per gallon gasoline equivalent (gge) (delivered and dispensed, but untaxed) to allow fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) to be competitive on a dollar per mile basis with gasoline in hybrid electric vehicles. More specifically, the portion of the cost goal apportioned to production is <$2/gge hydrogen. Innovative materials, processes, and systems are needed to establish the technical and cost feasibility for renewable and low carbon hydrogen production. With this FOA, the DOE through the Fuel Cell Technologies Office will seek to fund hydrogen production research and development projects in order to move technologies towards reaching the hydrogen production cost goal of less than $2/gge. The FOA includes the following topics:

  • Integrated or hybrid systems for central, semi-central or distributed production of low-cost, low carbon hydrogen from natural gas
  • Thermochemical conversion of bio-derived liquids for distributed or semi-central production of low-cost hydrogen
  • Hydrogen production through direct solar water-splitting technologies: Advanced materials-based systems for direct solar water splitting for central or semi-central production of low-cost renewable hydrogen.

    For more information, see the full solicitation.

    Additional Information:

    Eligible applicants:

    • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
    • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
    • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
    • Independent school districts
    • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
    • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
    • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
    • County governments
    • Private institutions of higher education
    • For profit organizations other than small businesses
    • Special district governments
    • Small businesses
    • State governments
    • City or township governments
    • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
    • Individuals

    DOE/NNSA entities including FFRDCs; GOGOs. Foreign Entities are eligible to apply. However, in order to receive funding, all Prime Recipients receiving funding under this FOA must be incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a State or territory of the United States.

    Last updated: 02/03/2014

    Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.