By Elizabeth Telan
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Golden Field Office announced that it intends to award a discretionary grant for research and development on hydrogen infrastructure and fueling station components.
No award amount was specified for this program.
This funding opportunity is open to state, county, city, township and special district governments; Native American tribal governments and organizations; institutions of higher education; Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Tribally-Controlled Colleges and Universities; non-profits; for-profits; small businesses; eligible agencies of the federal government; and faith-based or community organizations.
The agency description of the grant states: "The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) seeks input on priority areas that will advance deployment of hydrogen fueling stations and delivery infrastructure and input on barriers and activities to pursue in both the near and longer-term. EERE seeks to provide clean, affordable, and reliable energy from diverse domestic resources, along with benefits of increased energy security, reduced criteria pollutants, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions; hydrogen and fuel cells are an important part of EERE's portfolio.
FCTO funds activities addressing the barriers hydrogen fueling stations face today, including renewable hydrogen fuel cost, station and equipment cost, station reliability and performance, codes and standards development, manufacturing needs, and outreach and training needs. This is a critical time for the hydrogen market in the United States, as we are in the early commercial phases for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), hydrogen fueling stations and delivery infrastructure, and renewable production technologies."
The funding opportunity number is DE-FOA-0001626 (CFDA 81.087). It was posted on July 27 with an application closing date of Aug. 26.
For more information, contact Stephanie D. Sites, FY16FCTONeedsandStrategies@ee.doe.gov.