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

Fuel Cell Technologies Office

DOE Has Issued Request for Information Regarding Hydrogen Delivery Technologies

May 20, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE's) Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking feedback from interested stakeholders regarding hydrogen delivery research and development activities aimed at lowering the cost of hydrogen delivery technologies. Specifically, DOE is requesting comments from interested parties about compression, storage, and dispensing technologies, as well as high-efficiency hydrogen liquefaction technologies.

DOE's Argonne National Laboratory held a Hydrogen Compression, Storage, and Dispensing Cost Reduction Workshop on March 20–21, 2013, in Argonne, Illinois. The workshop featured 36 participants representing industry, government, and national laboratories with expertise in the relevant fields. The objective of the workshop was to identify research, development, and demonstration needs in the areas of compression, storage, and dispensing to enable cost reduction of hydrogen fuel at fueling stations (forecourt).  DOE is seeking comments on the recently released “2013 Hydrogen Compression, Storage, and Dispensing Cost Reduction Workshop Final Report” to gain greater industry participation.

For details, see the RFI announcement DE-FOA-EE0000920 or e-mail questions about the RFI to FCTdelivery@go.doe.gov  with “question” in the subject line. Responses must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 13, 2013. This RFI is not a funding opportunity announcement; therefore, DOE is not accepting applications for funding regarding this topic at this time.