U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fuel Cell Powered Airport Ground Support Equipment Deployment
Open Date: 04/25/2012
Close Date: 07/20/2012
Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000701
With this FOA, DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Program seeks applications for projects to demonstrate and deploy fuel cell hybrid ground support equipment (GSE) vehicles at airport and/or air freight distribution center sites. Packaged solutions for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell systems (5 to 20 kW) fueled by hydrogen with the ability to power a baggage tow tractor with 3,000 to 6,000 pounds (1,362 to 2,722 kg) towing capability for a minimum of 10 hours of continuous operation and 5000 total hours are sought.
Applications must focus on developing, deploying, and validating systems in the field under real world operating conditions. The target market is commercial airports and air freight distribution centers used by passenger airlines and air freight industries. Approximately $2,500,000 in FY 2012 DOE funding is expected to be available for new awards under this announcement. DOE anticipates making 1-3 awards under this announcement depending on the size of the awards.
For more information, see the full solicitation.
Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.