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H2@Scale Laboratory CRADA Call

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a request for proposals for qualified partners to participate in cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) projects with the Hydrogen at Scale (H2@Scale) national laboratories consortium.

Through this CRADA call, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office seeks to double the impact of its applied research funding to accelerate technology advancement in support of the H2@Scale objectives and to increase industrial and stakeholder engagement in H2@Scale.

The H2@Scale concept aims to develop and enable the deployment of transformational technologies that reduce the cost of hydrogen production and distribution, diversify the feedstock available for economic hydrogen production, enhance the flexibility of the power grid, reduce emissions through novel uses of low-cost hydrogen, generate jobs, and provide global technology leadership for export of next-generation energy solutions.

Up to $6 million in FCTO funding is available for collaborative projects to address key challenges associated with wide-scale production and use of hydrogen to address critical issues such as enabling grid resiliency, energy security, domestic job creation, and leadership in innovation. Selected project partners will be granted access to H2@Scale facilities, capabilities, and expertise at DOE national laboratories.

Potential topic areas include the following:

  • Modeling and analysis
  • Hydrogen materials compatibility R&D
  • Grid simulation and testing
  • Materials and component manufacturing R&D
  • Development and use of co-products
  • Performance verification and demonstration to inform R&D
  • Innovative, outside-the-box concepts for low-cost hydrogen production or recovery from by-product streams.

Proposals are due by September 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a draft topic title by September 1, 2017.

The optional topic title, full proposal, and any technical inquiries or communications should be sent by email to Questions received after September 1 may receive a response if time permits and if the questions are unique from questions that have already been addressed in the posted FAQ. Responses to the new questions will be posted on this web page and in FedBizOpps periodically.

Download the CRADA call documents for detailed application requirements and instructions.

View the solicitation in FedBizOpps.


H2@Scale CRADA Call

H2@Scale CRADA Agreement Template

Responses to CRADA Call Questions: Part 1 (includes questions received through 8-28-2017)

Responses to CRADA Call Questions: Part 2 (includes questions received 8-28-2017 through 9-1-2017)

Responses to CRADA Call Questions: Part 3 (includes questions received 9-1-2017 through 9-7-2017)