The Fuel Cell Technologies Office funds the following lab-led consortia to coordinate national laboratory research and development activities and serve as a resource for universities and industry. The office will add innovative projects to the consortia through future lab calls and Funding Opportunity Announcements, subject to appropriations.
- ElectroCat: The Electrocatalysis Consortium (ElectroCat) is an initiative to accelerate the development of catalysts made without platinum group metals (PGM-free) for use in automotive fuel cell applications.
- FC-PAD: The Fuel Cell Consortium for Performance and Durability (FC-PAD) aims to enhance the performance and durability of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, while simultaneously reducing their cost.
- HydroGEN: The HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials consortium focuses on advanced water splitting materials, initially for the photoelectrochemical, solar thermochemical, and advanced electrolytic hydrogen production pathways.
- HyMARC: The Hydrogen Materials—Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC) aims to address unsolved scientific challenges in the development of viable solid-state materials for storage of hydrogen onboard vehicles. Better onboard hydrogen storage could lead to more reliable and economic hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.