FY 2007 Financial Awards
In 2007, DOE awarded funding to a number of science and research projects to support research, development, and demonstration of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
- DOE Awards $100 Million for Fuel Cell R&D
- Hydrogen Lessons Learned
- Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Analysis: Environmental Impacts of Hydrogen Systems
DOE Awards $100 Million for Fuel Cell R&D
Details on the individual projects awarded are provided below.
|Selected Organization||Location||Funding*||Project Description|
|Topic Area 1: Improved Fuel Cell Membranes|
|Arkema||King of Prussia, PA||$6.3M|
|3M||St. Paul, MN||$8.9M|
|Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory||Berkeley, CA||$6.0M|
|Topic Area 2: Water Transport within the Stack|
|Rochester Institute of Technology||Rochester, NY||$2.7M|
|CFD Research Corporation||Huntsville, AL||$4.7M|
|Nuvera Fuel Cells||Cambridge, MA||$5.0M|
|Los Alamos National Laboratory||Los Alamos, NM||$6.5M|
|Topic Area 3: Advanced Cathode Catalysts and Supports|
|3M||St. Paul, MN||$8.4M|
|UTC Power||South Windsor, CT||$6.4M|
|Los Alamos National Laboratory||Los Alamos, NM||$6.8M|
|Argonne National Laboratory||Argonne, IL||$5.4M|
|Pacific Northwest National Laboratory||Richland, WA||$4.6M|
|Topic Area 4: Cell Hardware|
|GrafTech International Ltd.||Parma, OH||$2.3M|
|UTC Power||South Windsor, CT||$2.0M|
|Oak Ridge National Laboratory||Oak Ridge, TN||$4.5M|
|Topic 5: Innovative Fuel Cell Concepts|
|Plug Power||Latham, NY||$1.0M|
|Case Western Reserve University||Cleveland, OH||$0.8M|
|Argonne National Laboratory||Argonne, IL||$1.0M|
|Pacific Northwest National Laboratory||Richland, WA||$1.0M|
|Topic Area 6: Effects of Impurities on Fuel Cell Performance and Durability|
|Clemson University||Clemson, SC||$2.0M|
|University of Connecticut - Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center||Storrs, CT||$1.9M|
|Los Alamos National Laboratory||Los Alamos, NM||$3.6M|
|Topic Area 7: Stationary Fuel Cell Demonstration|
|Intelligent Energy Inc.||Long Beach, CA||$2.2M|
|Plug Power||Latham, NY||$3.6M|
|Plug Power||Latham, NY||$4.0M|
*All award amounts are subject to Congressional appropriations and negotiation.
Hydrogen Lessons Learned
In 2007, the Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Office released a solicitation for hydrogen lessons learned and awarded the University of Missouri.
The Department of Energy (DOE) sought applications to conduct a study to identify the lessons learned from prior hydrogen-based stationary power programs, including the most significant obstacles, how these obstacles have been approached, outcomes of the programs, and how this information can be used in the DOE Hydrogen Program. DOE seeks to learn from the challenges of previous stationary power programs and use the lessons learned to develop a strategy that systematically incorporates both the stationary and the transportation sectors and defines the various trade-offs, synergies, and opportunities.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Analysis: Environmental Impacts of Hydrogen Systems
In 2007, the Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Office released a solicitation for hydrogen and fuel cell analysis on the environmental impacts of hydrogen systems. The program awarded the Tetra Tech and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
The purpose of this project was to identify and examine possible near and long-term ecological and environmental effects of the production of hydrogen from various energy sources (based on the DOE hydrogen production strategy) and the use of that hydrogen as a transportation fuel and for stationary power. This project develops the precise systems-based engineering models of the likely hydrogen and criteria pollutant emissions and quantifies the potential impacts of the different market penetration scenarios.