1) This is not a Research and Develpoment FOA. It is a FOA for the analyses of hydrogen production pathways looking to evaluate the most promising technology paths toward achieving $2 to $4 per gallon gasoline equivalent (gge) of hydrogen fuel or less by 2020. The analyses will utilize the Hydrogen Analysis (H2A) model (The H2A Distributed and Central Production Models3.0 can be found at www.hydrogen.energy.gov/h2a_production.html) to determine status improvements resulting from technology advancements, cost as a function of production volume, illustrate uncertainties in the cost estimates with error bars, and show potential for cost reductions based on sensitivity analyses for different production pathways.
2)H2A is not a process or material for hydrogen production; it is an analyses tool. Please see link and documentation on the H2A model which can be found in the FOA.
3)This FOA is not asking applicants to discover new pathways for H2 production, but to perform analyses on H2 production pathways.
4)The results of the analyses will be made public, therefore, the DOE and public will benefit from the results of the analyses performed by the recipient.