New Manufacturing R&D Funding Opportunity Now Available

    July 23, 2007

    In support of the Advanced Energy Initiative, DOE seeks to fund manufacturing research and development (R&D) for hydrogen and fuel cell systems. This funding opportunity announcement focuses primarily on technologies that are near commercialization and includes the following topic areas:

    • Alternative Electrode Deposition Processes
    • Gas Diffusion Layer Fabrication
    • Novel MEA Manufacturing
    • Process Modeling for Fuel Cell Stacks
    • Process and Device for Cost Effective Testing of Cell Stacks
    • Manufacturing Technologies for High Pressure Composite Tanks Applications

    Total estimated funding available is $38M, pending Congressional Appropriations, with an expectation of about 15 selected projects and an individual award ceiling of $4M.

    Applications are due October 10, 2007. Applications must be accessed, completed, and submitted through www.grants.gov to be considered for award. VERY IMPORTANT: To complete and submit applications through Grants.gov, there are several actions you must complete. You are highly encouraged to register as soon as possible in Grants.gov and should allow at least 21 days to complete the registration process. When done, call the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 to verify successful registration.

    For more information about this opportunity, please visit: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=14876&mode=VIEW