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R&D // 2008 // Research, Development, and Demonstration of Fuel Cell Technologies for Automotive, Stationary, and Portable Power Applications

Funding: $130,500,000

Open Date: 05/27/2008

Close Date: 08/27/2008

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-PS36-08GO98009

Summary:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeks to fund research that will lead to the development of cost-competitive and durable automotive, stationary, and portable fuel cell power systems.

This FOA supports research and development that focuses on achieving technical performance and cost targets for fuel cells. Additionally, the scope of this FOA includes demonstrations of stationary polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and solid oxide fuel cells operating under real world conditions. This FOA also includes market transformation activities, focusing on acquiring data from real world fuel cell operation, eliminating non-technical barriers, and increasing opportunities for market expansion of hydrogen fuel cell technologies.

A separate National Laboratory Call (DE-PS36-08GO98010), titled "Laboratory Call for Research, Development, and Demonstration of Fuel Cell Technologies for Automotive, Stationary, and Portable Power Applications," offers opportunities for National Laboratories to submit applications as primary applicants. These two announcements are parallel to each other and projects will be evaluated and selected using the same criteria.

This FOA is requesting applications for hydrogen fuel cell systems in seven topic areas:

  1. Catalyst Studies
  2. Innovative Concepts
  3. Fuel Cell Degradation Studies
  4. Transport within the PEM Stack
  5. Portable Power
  6. Fuel Cell System Demonstrations
  7. Market Transformation Activities

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 02/10/2009

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.