H2@Scale Laboratory CRADA Call

The 2021 H2@Scale CRADA Call Supporting Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems is closed.

NREL issued a request for proposals for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories and qualified partners to participate in cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) projects in support of DOE's H2@Scale initiative.

Through this 2021 Laboratory CRADA Call, DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) seeks proposals to support the H2@Scale vision and NREL's Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) research goals. Joint partnerships between national laboratories and qualified partners selected under the three topic areas below will enable the integration of hydrogen technologies in future energy systems.

Up to $12 million in DOE funding is available for collaborative research, development, and demonstration projects at national laboratories in these topic areas:

  1. Topic Area 1: H2@ARIES—Integrated Hydrogen Energy System Testing/Validation seeks to advance integrated hydrogen systems testing and validation using the ARIES capabilities. 

  2. Topic Area 2: Applied Risk Assessment and Modeling for H2@Scale Applications focuses on applied risk assessment and modeling efforts pertaining to large-scale hydrogen deployment applications, such as those that accompany large-scale projects like the ARIES-based energy systems.

  3. Topic Area 3: Next-Generation Sensor Technologies is aimed at developing advanced hydrogen wide area monitoring systems, in conjunction with existing capabilities, to address key safety challenges with large-scale infrastructure deployments.

Selected projects must include one or more national laboratories and at least one qualified partner from the following: (1) for-profit entities, educational institutions, and nonprofits that are incorporated or otherwise formed under the laws of a particular state or territory of the United States and have a physical location for business operations in the United States and (2) U.S. state, local, and tribal government entities. HFTO funding will go toward the national laboratory services, staff time, and facilities necessary to support each selected project.

This solicitation closed on July 19, 2021. While the CRADA Call is now closed, proposals submitted after the due date may be considered as funding allows.

Documents

2021 H2@Scale CRADA Call Supporting ARIES

H2@Scale CRADA Template (Single Lab, Single Participant)

H2@Scale CRADA Template (Multi Lab, Single Participant)

H2@Scale CRADA Template (Multi Lab, Multi Participant)

Responses to 2021 CRADA Call Questions