(NGT News, 6/9/17)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced approximately $15.8 million for 30 new projects aiming to advance the nation’s hydrogen economy.
Specifically, the funding is to be used to explore and develop new, low-cost materials necessary for hydrogen production and storage and for fuel cells on board light-duty vehicles.
Selected projects will leverage national lab consortia launched under the DOE’s Energy Materials Network (EMN) this past year in support of the DOE’s materials research and advanced manufacturing priorities.
As reported, selections were made under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office annual funding opportunity announcement (FOA) in 2017. The 2017 FOA solicited early-stage materials research to advance the department’s goals of enabling economic and efficient transportation via fuel cell electric vehicles that use hydrogen fuel produced from diverse domestic resources.