On September 20, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $47 million in funding for 16 projects across 13 states to accelerate the research, development, and demonstration of affordable clean hydrogen technologies. Projects funded under this opportunity will focus on lowering technology costs, enhancing hydrogen infrastructure, and improving the performance of hydrogen fuel cells—supporting DOE's efforts to reduce costs and enable commercial-scale deployment of clean hydrogen, which is a versatile energy resource that can be produced with zero or near-zero emissions. Advancing the development of clean hydrogen and enabling its widespread commercial adoption is critical to creating good-paying jobs and new economic opportunities in communities across the nation while also supporting President Biden's ambitious climate and decarbonization goals.

Selection for award negotiations is not a commitment by DOE to issue an award or provide funding. Before funding is issued, DOE and the applicants will undergo a negotiation process, and DOE may cancel negotiations and rescind the selection for any reason during that time.

Selectee Name

(City, State)

Project Title

Federal Share (approx.)

TOPIC 1: Hydrogen Carrier Development

Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO Scalable, Low-Cost Hydrogen Delivery Systems


Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA Enabling Formate-Based Hydrogen Storage and Generation via Multimetallic Alloy Catalysts

$1 million

Rice University Houston, TX Plasmonic Photocatalysis for LOHC-Based Hydrogen on Demand

$1 million

University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Chemical Hydrogen Storage Media with Value-Added Co-Products

$1 million

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Knoxville, TN Highly Active Hexagonal Boron Nitride Catalysts for the Dehydrogenation of Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers

$1 million

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Efficient Ammonia Decomposition Using PGM-Free High-Entropy Alloy Catalysts

$1 million

Washington State University Pullman, WA Developing a New Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Technology for Hydrogen Storage in the Sustainable Aviation Fuels-Lignin Jet Fuel

$1 million

TOPIC 1 Total: $6.9 million

TOPIC 2: Onboard Storage Systems for Liquid Hydrogen

GE Research Niskayuna, NY Composite LH2 Tank for Heavy Duty Trucks and H2 Aircraft

$2.9 million

Raytheon Technologies East Hartford, CT Conformable, Composite Tank for Liquid Hydrogen Storage in Heavy-Duty Ground Transportation

$3.8 million

Komatsu America

Chicago, IL High-Capacity Onboard Storage System for Off Road Mining and Construction Vehicles $5 million

TOPIC 2 Total: $11.7 million

TOPIC 3: Liquid Hydrogen Fueling/Transfer Components and Systems

GTI Energy

Des Plaines, IL Mobile Sub-Cooled Liquid Hydrogen Fueling Station $6 million
Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO Solid State Based Hydrogen Loss Recovery During LH2 Transfer

$6 million

Linde Engineering North America Tonawanda, NY High Rate LH2 Fueling for HD Rail

$5.7 million

TOPIC 3 Total: $17.7 million

TOPIC 4: M2FCT: High Performing and Durable Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Applications

General Motors LLC Pontiac, MI Selective Transport Layers for PEM Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer MEAs

$4 million

Raytheon Technologies East Hartford, CT High Performance Hydrocarbon Membrane Electrode Assembly

$3.3 million

University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI High Performing and Durable MEAs with Novel Electrode Structures and Hydrocarbon Proton Exchange Membranes

$4 million

TOPIC 4 Total: $11.3 million