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Fuel Cell Technologies Office: 2017 Recap and Year Ahead

As we move forward into 2018, we continue our commitment to effective stewardship of taxpayer dollars and our efforts to enable the widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies as part of DOE's broad portfolio. Priorities include:

  • H2@ Scale and enabling infrastructure through R&D and private sector collaborations:
    • Continue support of foundational R&D and comprehensive analysis as part of our national lab-private sector consortium.
    • Gather stakeholder input on how we can reduce regulatory barriers to enabling the widespread deployment of hydrogen and fuel cells, in coordination with other agencies.
    • Develop regional strategies and a national blueprint for H2@ Scale.
    • Continue to work on critical technologies such as materials, as well as liquefaction, enabling larger, lower-cost liquid stations; and address safety, codes and standards through the required early-stage R&D.
  • Energy Materials Network Consortia:
    • Increase emphasis on consortia to accelerate the outcomes from early-stage R&D to meet DOE targets. Focus areas include PGM-free catalysts, advanced water splitting, and hydrogen storage materials, including hydrogen carriers.

Save the date for our 2018 Annual Merit Review, June 13–15, in Washington D.C. For the first time, we will have multiple DOE offices and multiple agencies presenting their work related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Thank you again for your part in last year's accomplishments and for your unwavering support. This is a critical time for hydrogen and fuel cells, and for all of us. Please don't hesitate to contact us with your feedback or ideas. We look forward to working with you in the coming year and wish you a healthy, happy, and productive 2018!

– On behalf of the entire Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Dr. Sunita Satyapal Director Fuel Cell Technologies Office Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy

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