Fuel Cell Technologies Office Plans, Implementation, and Results

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) carries out technology research, development, and demonstration through an ongoing process of planning and analysis, implementation, and review. Find links to web pages and documents that support and document the program management process, and the results and public benefits that derive from it.

  • Overview: Learn more about the Fuel Cell Technologies Office.
  • Plans: Discover the plans, budgets, and analyses that set the direction of office priorities and activities.
  • Implementation: Find out how the office controls, implements, and adjusts its plans and manages its activities.
  • Results: Learn about the technological, commercial, and other outputs and outcomes that result from the public funds appropriated to the office and managed by it.

Overview

Program Accomplishments: Web page and fact sheet describing how DOE efforts have advanced the state of the art of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, making significant progress toward overcoming key challenges to widespread commercialization.

Technology Overview Fact Sheets: Easy-to-understand fact sheets and other information designed to introduce hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to non-technical audiences.

Organization Chart and Contacts: Organizational structure and contact information for the Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

Fuel Cell Technologies Office News: Recent news stories and press releases.

Fuel Cell Technologies Office Newsletter: Monthly recap of office news, funding opportunities, workshops, events, and recent publications.

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Plans

Fuel Cell Technologies Office Multi-Year Research, Development, and Demonstration Plan: Describes the goals, objectives, technical targets, tasks, and schedules for all activities within the Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Plan: Outlines the strategy, activities, and plans of the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, which includes hydrogen and fuel cell activities within the EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the DOE offices of Nuclear Energy, Fossil Energy, and Science.

U.S. DRIVE Technical Team Technology Roadmaps: Current roadmaps and previous accomplishments reports from U.S. DRIVE (Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle efficiency and Energy sustainability), a non-binding and voluntary government-industry partnership focused on advanced automotive and related infrastructure technology research and development.

Fuel Cell Technologies Office Budget: Outline of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office's major activities and budget.

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Budget: Budget information for hydrogen and fuel cell research, development, and other activities for DOE's Offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fossil Energy, Nuclear Energy, and Science.

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Implementation

Technology Evaluations

Independent Peer Reviews: Independent technical reviews convened by DOE's System Integrator to gauge progress toward meeting specific technical targets and to provide technical information necessary for key decisions.

Technical publications: Technical information about hydrogen; fuel cells; safety, codes, and standards; hydrogen and fuel cell technology market analysis; and jobs and economic impacts resulting from fuel cell deployment.

Deployment and Diffusion

Fuel Cell Technologies Market Reports: Data on trends in the fuel cell industry.

State of the States Reports: Snapshots of fuel cell and hydrogen activity in the 50 states and District of Columbia.

In-Progress Peer Reviews and Process Assessments

Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Reports: Summaries of the comments of expert peer reviewers at the Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation, where each year projects funded by DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program are reviewed for their merit.

U.S. DRIVE: Technical accomplishment highlights and other publications from U.S. DRIVE (Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle efficiency and Energy sustainability), a government-industry partnership among DOE; USCAR, representing FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors; five energy companies – BP America, Chevron Corporation, ExxonMobil Corporation, Phillips 66 Company, and Shell Oil Products US; Tesla Motors; two utilities – Southern California Edison and Michigan-based DTE Energy; and the Electric Power Research Institute.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC): Reports and meeting presentations from HTAC, which was established under Section 807 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide technical and programmatic advice to the Energy Secretary on DOE's hydrogen research, development, and demonstration efforts.

U.S. Government Accountability Office Report: A review of the status and progress of the DOE-led Hydrogen Fuel Initiative established in 2003 to perform research, development, and demonstration for developing hydrogen fuel cells for use as a substitute for gasoline engines.

Internal Controls, Project Tracking, and Progress Reports

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Progress Reports: Summaries of annual hydrogen and fuel cell research and development and analysis activities and accomplishments from work conducted by industry, academia, and national laboratories for the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the offices of EERE, Fossil Energy, Nuclear Energy, and Science.

Reports to Congress: Reports to Congress prepared by the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program to fulfill the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT).

Graduations, Redirections, Terminations, Watch-List

Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Reports: Summaries of the comments of expert peer reviewers at the Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation, where each year projects funded by DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program are reviewed for their merit.

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Results

R&D Enabling Market Success

Pathways to Success: Innovations Enabled by the Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Reports describing the results of an effort to identify and characterize commercial and near-commercial (emerging) technologies and products that benefited from the support of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office and its predecessor programs within DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Technical Outcomes

Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Reports: Summaries of the comments of expert peer reviewers at the Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation, where each year projects funded by DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program are reviewed for their merit.

Case Studies

Case Studies: Easy-to-understand case studies fact sheets from the Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

Success Stories: Stories about EERE successes in advanced fuel cell and hydrogen technologies that pave the way for the adoption of cleaner fuels and more efficient energy storage in vehicles and buildings.

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