June 10, 2008: DOE Offers $130 Million to Advance Fuel Cell Technology
John Mizroch, principal deputy assistant secretary for DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, said, “Hydrogen fuel cell research and development is a critical component of our comprehensive strategy to commercialize and deploy advanced clean, renewable technologies that will allow us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and become less reliant on carbon-based fossil fuels.”
In addition to seeking proposals for R&D projects, DOE is also seeking proposals to demonstrate fuel cells in distributed energy systems and to support market transformation that provide real-world operation data. The agency anticipates making up to 50 awards through this competitive funding opportunity, which is open to industry, universities, and national laboratories. With a minimum 20 percent private sector cost share for the R&D projects and a minimum 50 percent applicant cost share for the demonstration projects, the total DOE and private sector investment in fuel cell technologies under this funding opportunity may exceed $170 million.
Applications are due on or before Aug. 27, 2008, with funding subject to appropriations from Congress. For more information, visit the Hydrogen Program Website at www.hydrogen.energy.gov.
Publication date: 06/09/2008