Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Information and Education, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D), Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme , Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Wind, Energy Sector, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Bioenergy, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Geothermal, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Hydropower, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Ocean, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Solar Photovoltaic, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Solar Thermal
Agency:U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) works to overcome the technological, economic, and institutional barriers to the widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cells.

Program activities focus on overcoming the technical barriers through R&D of hydrogen production, delivery, and storage technologies, as well as fuel cell technologies for transportation, distributed stationary power, and portable power applications. FCTO conducts applied research, technology development and learning demonstrations, as well as safety research, systems analysis, early market deployments, and public outreach and education. These activities include cost-shared, public-private partnerships to address the high-risk technology barriers preventing extensive use of hydrogen as an energy carrier.

Public and private partners include automotive and power equipment manufacturers, energy and chemical companies, electric and natural gas utilities, building designers, standards development organizations, other Federal agencies, state government agencies, universities, national laboratories, and other national and international stakeholder organizations.

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