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Hydrogen Pathway Analyses

Funding: $1,000,000

Open Date: 10/05/2012

Close Date: 11/13/2012

Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Program

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000748

Summary:

With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the DOE through the Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Program seeks to fund hydrogen pathway analyses to determine the most promising paths forward for the production and delivery of hydrogen, while also defining the key remaining challenges. The DOE will only accept applications that are responsive to the scope and topic area described below.

System-level analyses of hydrogen production and delivery technologies are needed to support selection of portfolio priorities through evaluations of technical progress and hydrogen cost status, as well as projections of technology timelines and benefits, and evaluation of the potential of production and delivery pathways to meet the FCT threshold cost goal of $2-$4/gge delivered and dispensed hydrogen by 2020.  This effort will include annual cost analyses of key remaining challenges for technology pathways within the Hydrogen P&D sub-program portfolio using, primarily, the Hydrogen Analysis (H2A) model to determine status improvements resulting from technology advancements. For example, production pathways that may be considered under the direction of the FCT Program include, but are not limited to: reforming of biomass-derived renewable liquids for distributed production of hydrogen; distributed, semi-central and central water electrolysis; solar high-temperature water splitting; photoelectrochemical water splitting; and biological processes using micro-organisms for photolytic, fermentation, and microbial electrolysis for large-scale central hydrogen production.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

FOA Documents:

Required Application Documents:

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Full Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Responses to questions are posted to the FAQs webpage.

Submission Deadlines:

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/13/2012 5:00 PM ET

Last updated: 11/07/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.