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FY 2008 Financial Awards

In 2008, DOE awarded funding to a number of science and research projects to support research, development, and demonstration of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Administration of H-Prize for Hydrogen Storage

In 2008, the Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Office released a solicitation for the administration of the H-prize for hydrogen storage and awarded the Hydrogen Education Foundation.

This solicitation was to identify an organization to serve as an "Administering Entity" to implement the H-Prize, which competitively awards cash prizes to advance the research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of hydrogen energy technologies. The Hydrogen Education foundation was selected for its technical capabilities. This solicitation was not for the prize itself but rather for the organization that would work with DOE to:

  1. Advertise prize/challenge competitions and their results
  2. Raise funds from private entities and individuals
  3. Develop the criteria for selecting winners in prize competitions, based on goals provided by DOE
  4. Determine the appropriate amount of Federal funding and funding sources for each prize to be awarded
  5. Provide advice and consultation on the selection of judges
  6. Protect against the unauthorized use or disclosure of a registered participant's trade secrets and confidential business information.

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Hydrogen Education Awards Announced

In 2008, the Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Education Subprogram awarded a solicitation to the following entities, under the three topic areas:

State and Local Government Outreach

Clean Energy States Alliance
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology/Connecticut Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition
Houston Advanced Research Center/Texas Hydrogen Coalition
Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition
South Carolina Hydrogen Fuel Cell Alliance
Technology Transition Corporation
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy

Early Market Demonstration and Outreach

Carolina Tractor & Equipment Company

University Programs

California State University - Los Angeles
Humboldt State University
Michigan Technological University
University of Central Florida
University of North Dakota

The FCT Education subprogram issued this funding opportunity in October 2007 to seek to facilitate near-term market transformation and future commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cells by providing technically accurate and objective information to key target audiences. For more information about this closed solicitation (DE-PS36-08GO98000), please visit the opportunity announcement.

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Manufacturing Research and Development for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Systems

In 2007, the Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Office released a solicitation for the manufacturing research and development of hydrogen and fuel cell systems. In 2008, the program awarded the following:

This funding opportunity concentrates on technologies that are near commercialization in hydrogen and fuel cell systems manufacturing R&D. Near-term strategies that could result in high-volume production and lower cost of fuel cell technologies and components need to be adopted to set the stage for a fully developed hydrogen infrastructure.

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Research and Development for Hydrogen Production and Delivery Technology

In 2007, the Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Office released a solicitation for the research and development of hydrogen production and delivery technology. In 2008, the program awarded the following:

This funding opportunity solicited applications for research and development of hydrogen production and delivery.

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Research and Development for On-Board Vehicular Hydrogen Storage

In 2008, the Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Office released a solicitation for the research and development of on-board vehicular hydrogen storage and awarded the following:

The Department of Energy (DOE) issued this solicitation to complement the existing National Hydrogen Storage Project portfolio. These projects may support existing DOE Hydrogen Storage Centers of Excellence or may be independent R&D projects.

Additional information for industry, academia, and other interested parties is offered via funding opportunity DE-PS36-08GO98004P. Additional information for national laboratories is offered via funding opportunity DE-PS36-08GO98005P.

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