On June 8 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $15.8 million for 30 new projects aimed at discovery and development of novel, low-cost materials necessary for hydrogen production and storage and for fuel cells onboard light-duty vehicles. Nineteen projects will leverage the HydroGEN Consortium to accelerate the development of advanced water-splitting materials for hydrogen production, with an initial focus on advanced electrolytic, photoelectrochemical, and solar thermochemical pathways.
Hear from the HydroGEN consortium at the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 5–9, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
The Symposium on Crosscutting Metrics and Benchmarking of Transformational Low-Carbon Energy-Conversion Technologies on May 30–31, 2017, brings together materials experts and stakeholders from multiple sectors covered in the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Materials Network (EMN) portfolio as well as leaders of other high-impact materials initiatives in clean energy applications.
Slides and recordings from the three HydroGEN webinars are available for download on the Fuel Cell Technologies Office website.
This funding opportunity announcement is for research and development of low-cost hydrogen production, onboard hydrogen storage, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells to advance the widespread commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles.
The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a series of three live webinars to describe the capabilities in each of the water splitting pathways being covered by the HydroGEN consortium.
The HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN) will utilize the expertise and capabilities of the national laboratories to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources.