Energy Dept. Selects $38 Million in New Projects to Support Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Selections for this investment focus on key early-stage technical challenges related to non-precious metal catalysts, fuel cell membranes, reversible fuel cells, and electrolyzers to produce hydrogen.

U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 28 projects totaling $38 million to support early-stage research and development of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. This work also supports the DOE’s H2@ Scale initiative to produce and use hydrogen across multiple energy sectors.

"As an energy carrier, hydrogen can help unite all of our nation’s abundant fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy resources," says Energy Secretary Rick Perry. "It’s part of the department’s diverse energy portfolio focused on providing affordable, reliable energy to American families and businesses."

Selections for this investment focus on key early-stage technical challenges related to non-precious metal catalysts, fuel cell membranes, reversible fuel cells, and electrolyzers to produce hydrogen, as well as innovative concepts to improve efficiency and lower costs of hydrogen vehicle refueling infrastructure.  

Selections span three topic areas:

  • Topic 1: Platinum Free Catalysts to Lower Fuel Cell Costs
  • Topic 2: H2@ Scale: Hydrogen Production and Delivery Infrastructure Research
  • Topic 3: Innovative Fuel Cell Concepts

To learn more about the projects selected and DOE’s work with industry, academia, and national laboratories, visit the Fuel Cell Technologies Office website.

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