Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009

    May 11, 2009

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host the Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia. This is the first jointly held merit review meeting of the two programs. 

    The opening plenary session will include overview presentations from the two program offices and the Office of Basic Energy Sciences and perspectives from Japan, the European Union, Germany and U.S. industry. A keynote address will be given by John Davis of the television program Motorweek

    Following the plenary, principal investigators will present the results of their work and future plans to panels of independent experts for review, providing an opportunity for industry, academia, government, and others to offer formal feedback to DOE on its activities. Projects will be reviewed in the following areas of the Hydrogen Program: production and delivery, storage, fuel cells, systems analysis, manufacturing, and basic energy sciences. Projects will be reviewed in the following areas of the Vehicle Technologies Program: advanced combustion; advanced power electronics; energy storage; fuels technologies; light-weight materials; propulsion materials; technology validation; vehicle systems and simulations; safety, codes, and standards; technology integration; and education.

    More than 1,500 participants are expected from industry, small businesses, universities, research institutions, government, and other organizations. The meeting is open to the public and free of charge, but attendees must register to participate. For more information, please visit the meeting Web site.