Fuel Cell Technologies Office Funding Opportunities

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) offers information about open and closed funding opportunities, requests for information, and links to related opportunities from other DOE offices and federal organizations.

The FCTO mission is to research, develop, and validate hydrogen production, delivery, storage, and fuel cell technologies. In carrying out this mission, FCTO selects research and development and other projects through open and competitive procurements and encourages collaborative partnerships among industry; universities; national laboratories; federal, state, and local governments; and non-government agencies.

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Open Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0002022: Fiscal Year 2019 H2@Scale Funding Opportunity Announcement
On March 4 DOE announced up to $31 million in funding to advance the H2@Scale concept. The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States across multiple sectors.

  • Concept papers due April 8, 2019
  • Full applications due May 29, 2019

DE-FOA-0002044: Fiscal Year 2019 Commercial Trucks and Off-road Applications FOA: Natural Gas, Hydrogen, Biopower, and Electrification Technologies
On March 1 DOE announced up to $51.5 million for new and innovative research of technologies for trucks, off-road vehicles, and the fuels that power them. Funded through DOE's EERE Transportation offices—Vehicle Technologies, Fuel Cell Technologies, and Bioenergy Technologies—this FOA addresses priorities in gaseous fuels research, including natural gas, biopower, and hydrogen; heavy-duty freight electrification; hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell technologies for heavy-duty applications; and energy efficient off-road vehicles.

  • Concept papers due March 29, 2019
  • Full applications due May 14, 2019

High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls) Solicitation
The HPC4Mtls Program seeks qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects with DOE's national laboratories. Through support from the Office of Fossil Energy and EERE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office and Vehicle Technologies Office, selected industry partners will be granted access to High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and experienced staff at DOE national laboratories. The collaborations will address key challenges in developing, modifying, and/or qualifying new or modified materials through the application of high performance computing, modeling, simulation, and data analysis.

H2@Scale CRADA Call
Through this request for proposals being issued by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), DOE's FCTO seeks to double the impact of its funding in the applied research portion of its portfolio to accelerate technology advancement in support of the Hydrogen at Scale (H2@ Scale) objectives. This request for proposals also seeks to increase industrial and stakeholder engagement in H2@ Scale through investment and active participation in the associated projects. DOE is seeking qualified partners to participate in cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) projects with the H2@ Scale national laboratories consortium.

ORNL-R2RAMM-2017-02-02: ORNL Development Assistance Opportunity for Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Advanced Energy Materials Manufacturing
This is a call for cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) between national laboratories and industrial partners to address roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing challenges that will allow rapid transfer of manufacturing and processing technologies from the lab to the plant floor. These efforts will be supported with current and prior year funds.

Requests for Information

There are no open requests for information at this time.

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Closed Funding Opportunities

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Learn about FCTO funding by state for fiscal years 2013–2017.

Information for Award Recipients

View slides from the FCTO webinar, Award Administration and Reporting Requirements for EERE Cooperative Agreements, presented on December 5, 2017.

Other Funding Opportunities