Request for Information About Commercial Readiness of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
February 8, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Program has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking feedback from stakeholders regarding the commercial readiness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. DOE is asking for industry information about transportation electrification using fuel cells, specifically on board refrigeration auxiliary power for heavy duty road vehicles, fuel cell rechargers for battery electric vehicles used for transporting cargo or passengers, and technology deployment opportunities for other on- or off-road transportation markets.
Higher volume deployments in emerging markets are needed for fuel cell costs to continue to decrease, and feedback on potential early market applications is solicited. By collaborating with industry, universities, and national laboratories, the Program is working to overcome technological, economic, and institutional obstacles to enable the widespread commercialization of fuel cells and related technologies.