Energy Department Announces $31 Million Investment to Advance H2@Scale

March 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy announced approximately $31 million in funding to advance the H2@ Scale concept through R&D in the areas of hydrogen storage and infrastructure, hydrogen production and utilization, and the development of new integrated production, storage, and fueling systems.

Topic 2A covers advanced water splitting materials research projects that leverage the world-class capabilities in materials theory, synthesis, and characterization at DOE’s HydroGEN Energy Materials Network (EMN) consortium. DOE seeks innovative, high-risk, high-reward concepts to advance water splitting materials in all four HydroGEN technology pathways: low temperature electrolysis, high-temperature electrolysis, photoelectrochemical water splitting, and solar thermochemical hydrogen production.

For further information about interacting with the HydroGEN consortium during the development of proposals, watch Huyen Dinh’s Feb. 7 webinar, “HydroGEN AWSM Energy Materials Network Overview.” Researchers interested in applying should use the email address for their first engagement with HydroGEN. After that, the lab capability node experts are allowed to discuss their capability with potential applicants.

The EMN consortia have been established to make unique, world-class capabilities at the national laboratories more accessible to industry, facilitating collaborations that will expedite the development and manufacturing of advanced materials for commercial markets.

Concept papers are due April 8, 2019, and full applications are due May 29, 2019. For more information, please see the DOE press release or the full funding opportunity announcement.