NewsApril 17, 2011
U.S. Department of Energy Releases RFI on Hydrogen Prize
On March 20, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies (“FCT”) Program released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking ideas for topics and criteria for a potential second Hydrogen Prize (“H-Prize”) competition. The H-Prize is administered by the Hydrogen Education Foundation (“HEF”), which in turn, is administered by Technology Transition Corporation.
This special competition was established by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Sec. 654, to competitively award cash prizes that will advance the commercial application of hydrogen energy technologies by dramatizing and incentivizing accelerated research. The competition focuses on four key development areas, which are: Production, Distribution, Utilization, and Storage. FCT’s RFI seeks responses by industry groups for topics and criteria related to the first three of those technology development areas.
Should a second H-Prize competition be launched, a cash award of up to $1 million is available for a qualified winning entry. For more information about the H-Prize and a link to the RFI, visit the Hydrogen Prize website at www.hydrogenprize.org.