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DE-FOA-0000826: Hydrogen Production Research and Development

01/30/14 - Modification No. 1 - Change the submission deadline for full application from 01/31/2014 to 02/03/2014.


This FOA supports research and development efforts to address critical challenges and barriers for hydrogen production technology development.  The long-term goal of production and delivery research and development (R&D) is a high-volume hydrogen cost goal of $2-$4 per gallon gasoline equivalent (gge) (delivered and dispensed, but untaxed) to allow fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) to be competitive on a dollar per mile basis with gasoline in hybrid electric vehicles.  More specifically, the portion of the cost goal apportioned to production is <$2/gge hydrogen.  Innovative materials, processes, and systems are needed to establish the technical and cost feasibility for renewable and low carbon hydrogen production.  With this FOA, the DOE through the Fuel Cell Technologies Office will seek to fund hydrogen production research and development projects in order to move technologies towards reaching the hydrogen production cost goal of <$2/gge. The FOA includes the following topics:

  • Topic 1: Integrated or hybrid systems for central, semi-central or distributed production of low-cost, low carbon hydrogen from natural gas 
  • Topic 2: Thermochemical conversion of bio-derived liquids for distributed or semi-central production of low-cost hydrogen
  • Topic 3: Hydrogen production through direct solar watersplitting technologies: Advanced materials-based systems for direct solar water splitting for central or semi-central production of low-cost renewable hydrogen



  • FULL TEXT - DE-FOA-0000826, Modification 001 (Last Updated: 11/12/2013 07:34 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 11/12/2013 05:37 PM ET)
  • SF-424A Budget (Last Updated: 11/12/2013 05:33 PM ET)
  • PMC 123.1 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 11/12/2013 07:36 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 11/14/2013 06:44 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Lobbying Form, if applicable (Last Updated: 11/12/2013 05:33 PM ET)
  • SOPO Template (Last Updated: 11/14/2013 06:56 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/26/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/3/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/5/2014 3:00 PM ET – 3/10/2014 5:00 PM ET