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This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) advances the H2@Scale concept. The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States across multiple sectors. By producing hydrogen when power generation exceeds load, electrolyzers can reduce curtailment of renewables and contribute to grid stability. Hydrogen produced from existing baseload (e.g., nuclear power) assets can also be stored, distributed, and used as a fuel for multiple applications. Such applications include transportation, stationary power, process or building heat, and industrial sectors such as steel manufacturing, ammonia production and petroleum refining. Key challenges to the H2@Scale concept include affordability, reliability, and performance of emerging hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Topics under this FOA to advance H2@Scale include:
Topic 1: Advanced hydrogen storage and infrastructure R&D including novel materials or hydrogen carriers for transporting and storing hydrogen, and materials for hydrogen infrastructure components.
Topic 2: Innovative concepts for hydrogen production and utilization including advanced water splitting materials, affordable domestic hydrogen production technologies, co-production of hydrogen for additional sources of revenue, and reversible fuel cell technologies.
Topic 3: H2@Scale Pilot - integrated production, storage, and fueling systems including innovative approaches that successfully integrate and optimize the complete system encompassing hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and use.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Only industry (for-profit) applicants are eligible to apply as prime recipients to Topic 3 in this FOA; however, all entities are eligible to participate as subrecipients.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
May 29, 2019
Due Date Notes
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 4/8/2019; 5:00pm ET
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 5/29/2019; 5:00pm ET
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Mar 04, 2019
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The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs (i.e., the sum of the Government share, including FFRDC costs if applicable, and the recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project) for research and development projects, and 50% of the total allowable costs for demonstration and commercial application projects, and must come from non-federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law.
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Competition Notes
Applicants must submit a Concept Paper.
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