DOE opens $750M to Advance Clean Hydrogen Technologies
Announcement Type: Notice of Funding Opportunity (these programs are currently accepting applications)
Opportunity: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis, Manufacturing, and Recycling
Overview and Eligible Uses:
This funding opportunity implements two BIL’s sections (40314 & 816) aimed at advancing clean hydrogen production, processing, delivery, storage, and use technologies, promoting the deployment of renewable energy technologies, and maximizing the benefits of the clean energy transition. The funding opportunity includes two areas of interest with three topics each:
Area of interest 1: Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program
Low-cost, high-throughput electrolyzer manufacturing: accelerate manufacturing innovations to achieve economies of scale benefits beyond the business-as-usual, with large projects of up to $50 million each.
Electrolyzer component and supply chain development: support innovations in component development and high-volume manufacturing processes, with mid-size projects of up to $10 million each.
Advanced electrolyzer technology and component development: developing materials, components, and designs at lower technology readiness levels with high impact potential, with smaller projects of up to $5 million each.
Area of interest 2: Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing and Recycling.
Fuel cell membrane electrode assembly and stack manufacturing and automation: accelerate fuel cell manufacturing innovation and scale-up, with larger projects ($20-$30 million) focused on scaling cell and stack production and addressing HDV fuel cell cost, durability, and efficiency targets.
Fuel cell supply chain development: addressing critical deficiencies in the domestic supply chain for MDV/HDV fuel cell materials and components, with mid-size projects (up to $10 million) supporting the establishment and expansion of manufacturing and production of critical cell materials.
Recovery and recycling consortium: funding for a consortium to address recovery, recycling, refurbishment, and reuse challenges for fuel cell and electrolyzer stacks and components, with the aim of optimizing market-wide recovery and recycling strategies and methods.
Amount: This FOA offers up to $750 million of the total $1.5 billion of BIL funding for these initiatives, supporting projects with a funding range of $5 million to $50 million depending on the topic and area of interest. Approximately 20 awards are anticipated to be granted across the six topics.
Award Type: Cooperative agreements and grants
Institutions of higher education
State and local governmental entities
Key Dates: Concept papers are due April 19, 2023. Full application are due July 19, 2023
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