Is there a requirement for proposals for this funding opportunity or is it just the final submission on June 11, 2012?
There is just one deadline, and that is for the full application on June 11, 2012.
In regard to the Fuel Cell Powered Airport Ground Support Equipment Deployment Grant, is there an approved or preferred vendor list for the technology?
There is no approved or preferred vendor list for the technology.
My company is a manufacturer of Hydrogen Generation Systems, and we have a number of partners that can produce fuel cell, truck, and airport infrastructures. Together as a team, we can produce and validate this system. Can we be the lead for this application, or not?
Please refer to Section III A. of the FOA for a discussion of what entities are eligible to apply. Teaming arrangements are allowed, however one entity must identify themselves as the prime applicant.
The FOA is somewhat ambiguous. It states: “The target market for this FOA is commercial airports and air freight distribution centers used by passenger airlines and air freight industries.” It also notes that BTTs are the vehicles of interest. The FOA then frequently uses the BTT without regard for commercial freight. I am looking for clarification on if the air freight industry can meet the BTT requirements. Essentially, what is the air freight equivalent of a BTT that would qualify for the FOA? Question 4 in the FAQs is somewhat similar but does not exactly clarify how air freight GSE qualify for the FOA.
Responsive applications to this FOA are not limited to only towing passenger baggage freight. Non-baggage freight which is similar in weight and volume to what is typically towed by a BTT is allowed.
Are liquid fuels such as methanol with much less complicated fuel infrastructure (used in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell) eligible for this program?
No, these are not eligible.