U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies Office


DOE Requests Information on Early Markets for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

June 27, 2007

In April, the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen Program released a "request for information" (RFI) on early markets for hydrogen and fuel cells. The RFI focused on opportunities for the early adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and supporting activities. The deadline for providing comments has been extended to July 31, 2007.

The RFI seeks public comment on three main topics:

  • Early market financial assistance
  • Fuel cell performance testing
  • Community partnerships.

For more information about several near-term fuel cell markets that DOE is considering to help stimulate demand, refer to the recent Identification and Characterization of Near-Term Direct Hydrogen PEM Fuel Cell Markets (PDF 3.87 MB) report. Download Adobe Reader. The report focuses on using fuel cells to power forklifts and provide backup power for telecommunications and emergency response radio towers.

This RFI is part of the Hydrogen Program's effort to facilitate market transformation. Visit DOE's E-Center to view the full RFI (funding opportunity number: DE-PS36-07GO37002) and for information on how to provide comments.