U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Fuel Cell Technologies Office
Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence Funding Opportunity Announcement is Now Open
February 28, 2008
The Department of Energy Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is requesting applications to fund one multidisciplinary Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence (CoE) team. This CoE team will complement the work of existing independent projects and the three materials-based hydrogen storage CoEs (adsorbents, metal hydrides, and chemical hydrogen storage materials) by researching and developing onboard vehicular hydrogen storage systems and components that will allow for a driving range of greater than 300 miles while meeting vehicular packaging, safety, cost and performance requirements. The CoE will develop engineering, design, and system models that address on-board subsystems, including refueling, thermal management, hydrogen discharge, and the storage-delivery interface. The CoE will also design, construct, test, evaluate and decommission subscale prototypes based upon adsorbents, metal hydrides and chemical hydrogen storage materials. Applications for this Funding Opportunity Announcement must be accessed, completed, and submitted through Grants.gov to be considered for award. Applications are due June 4, 2008.