Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Readiness Request For Information Issued

    March 12, 2013

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking feedback from stakeholders regarding technology validation and deployment activities aimed at ensuring commercial readiness and stimulating commercialization of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.

    The Fuel Cell Technologies Office would like information on which hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are ready for technology validation. Durability testing in real world environments and applications is fundamental to technology validation activities.

    Specific areas of Interest include: refueling protocols; flow meters and dispensers for hydrogen refueling; hydrogen gas compressors; water electrolyzers; advanced hydrogen delivery technologies (e.g., tube trailers); road vehicle hydrogen storage tank systems (e.g., cryo-compressed or advanced materials); low-pressure, materials-based hydrogen storage technologies for use in material handling equipment applications; combined hydrogen and power systems or combined hydrogen, heat, and power (tri-generation); and stationary fuel cells for providing variable (peaking) power. In addition, ideas and approaches that are not currently in the main stream and would be applicable for an "incubator" program are encouraged.

    For details, see the RFI announcement for DE-FOA-0000873. Comments must be provided by no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 10, 2013.