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.
- H-Mat: The Hydrogen Materials consortium (H-Mat) is a framework for cross-cutting early-stage research and development on hydrogen materials compatibility to improve the reliability and reduce the costs of materials, and to inform codes and standards that guide development and use of technologies in hydrogen.
- 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.