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DOE to issue funding opportunity for up to $35M for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies RD&D

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it will issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations” (No. DE-FOA-0001412). This FOA will provide funding to meet the DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office’s (FCTO’s) goals for hydrogen production and delivery, hydrogen storage, fuel cell technologies, technology validation, manufacturing, and analysis programs.

DOE anticipates that up to $35 million in DOE funds will be awarded under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriations.

FCTO’s focus is primarily transportation and light-duty passenger vehicles utilizing hydrogen as an energy carrier. These areas will have the greatest impact in terms of GHG and petroleum reduction and they are aligned with the President’s goals and Climate Action Plan. However, FCTO also supports a range of other applications, including near-term markets such as distributed primary and backup power, lift trucks, and portable power; mid-term markets such as residential combined-heat-and-power (CHP) systems, and auxiliary power units; and longer-term markets such as fleet vehicles.

DOE plans to issue the FOA on or about 10 December 2015.



So you ask why would DOE encourage a losing technology like hydrogen cars? My theory is the Republicans won't fund DOE's budget for winners like battery electric vehicles unless the Democrats includes something for the oil companies who fund their campaigns. It political and thus makes no technical sense to rational humans.


Who says that H2 is a losing technology?

Using excess (sea bed and tundra) methane to produce lower cost cleaner H2, without creating CO2, will give a new economic outlook on H2, FCs and FCEVs.

Nothing really wrong for Big Coal, Big Oil, Big NG and Big Nike to move in H2 production?


That's one crazy vacuum cleaner you'll need.
Youforgot big GM.
Maybe a schooling G.M. puffer fish can suck up hydrates for our trawlers to net.
Dream on.........


Japanese and Russian outfits have started to do it on a small scale for test purposes.


They found out if you inject CO2 into permafrost, methane comes out. You can sequester and get methane at the same time, then use the methane in the molten tin process to do point of use hydrogen.

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