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$64 Million Available in Cooperative Agreements for Renewable Energy R&D

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced that it expects to award up to 21 discretionary grants for renewable energy research and development.

The estimated total program funding available was cited as $64 million with a ceiling of $9 million for each award in the program. The agency said the grant was associated with energy.

The funding is open to state, county, city, township and special district governments; independent school districts; private, public and state controlled institutions of higher education; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal governments and organizations; non-profits; non-profits having a 501(c)3 status with the IRS; for profits; and small businesses; and individuals.

The agency description of the grant states: "The technology improvements necessary to advance H2@Scale encompass four main focus areas--better ways to MAKE, MOVE, USE, and STORE hydrogen. The initial H2@Scale FOA, released by EERE in FY19, focused on enabling R&D in these areas--and also funded first-of-kind pilot demonstrations of integrated systems with on-site nuclear power and multiple renewable energy sources. The key to continued advancement of H2@Scale is scaling up affordable hydrogen and fuel cell technology options for expanded supply and demand, enabled in part by continued R&D.

This "H2@Scale New Markets FOA" will provide more than $64M in Federal funding to advance the focus areas of H2@Scale and support EERE's core priorities. Highlighting the importance of scaling up hydrogen use across sectors, this FOA will include more novel demonstration projects for several emerging new markets and applications.

Topics under this FOA to advance H2@Scale include:

* Topic 1: Electrolyzer Manufacturing R&D

* Topic 2: Advanced Carbon Fiber for Compressed Hydrogen and Natural Gas Storage Tanks

* Topic 3: Fuel Cell R&D for Heavy Duty Applications

* Subtopic 3a: Membranes for Heavy-Duty Applications

* Subtopic 3b: Domestically Manufactured Fuel Cells for Heavy-Duty Applications

* Topic 4: H2@Scale New Markets R&D--HySteel

* Topic 5: H2@Scale New Markets Demonstrations

* Subtopic 5a: Maritime Demonstrations

* Subtopic 5b: Data Center Demonstrations

* Topic 6: Training and Workforce Development for Emerging Hydrogen Technologies."

The funding opportunity number is DE-FOA-0002229 (CFDA 81.087). It was posted on Jan. 23 with an application closing date of April 20.

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