Hydrogen Storage Research And Development


To conduct research to develop hydrogen storage technologies.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/05/2016 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: During this fiscal year the following work is planned:
• Continue studying hydrogen storage properties and other carbon materials
• Continue to perform absorption and desorption kinetics and modeling studies on several catalyzed based systems using constant pressure driving forces
• Use techniques to determine if dehrogenation is accompanied by the release of other gaseous byproducts such as ammonia and diborane
• Continue with the design, fabrication and demonstration of a hydride-based hydrogen storage system that is on-going with our collaborators at the University of Delaware. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users of 2005 (SAFTEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, 1406 Stat. 3891.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Legislated grant in SAFETEA-LU.
Beneficiary Eligibility
All listed beneficiaries will benefit from results produced by these research efforts.
A formal application outlining how the institution will meet the project scope; detailed delineation of organization, staff, faculty, and budget. Costs are determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.
Award Procedure
This is a Congressional earmark.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
See award procedures.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The grantee will conduct research according to the provisions provided in SAFTEA- LU (Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1406) number 3891. The Department's role will be to manage the grants, provide technical collaboration, coordinate with the grantee to best address related DOT program needs and ensure that no unnecessary duplication of effort exists with other DOT projects.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Semi-annual reports. SF-425. Semi-annual reports. SF-425. RITA monitors grant awards with site visits and report reviews.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Institutions of higher education or other non-profit organizations are subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507) and revised OMB Circular A-133, “ Audits of State, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.
Grantee is required to retain intact, for 3 years following submission of the final expenditure report, pending resolution of audit finding, all grant products, financial records, and supporting documents.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 20.%. The Federal share of this grant shall be 20 percent of the funds received by the grantee.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
See SAFETEA- LU (Public Law 109-59) for additional information. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Dawn Tucker-Thomas, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: dawn.tucker-thomas@dot.gov Phone: (202) 366-8018.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $0; and FY 15 est $0 - No new funding but previously obligated funds enables activities to continue.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$350K to $500K.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR Part 220 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions and 2 CFR Part 215 Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Organizations.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: Work is continuing on the thermodynamic, kinetics and modeling studies of several systems of potential interest for hydrogen storage applications. Below is a listing of projects supported by this grant:
1. Kinetics and Modeling Studies of the CaH2/LiBH4, MgH2/LiBH4, Ca(BH4)2 and Mg(BH4)2 Systems
2. Dehydrogenation kinetics and modeling studies of mgH2 enhanced by NbF5 catalyst using constant pressure thermodynamic forces
3. Effects of Nitro-Functionalization on the Gas Adsorption Properties of Isoreticular Metrol-Organic Framework-Eight
4. Design, Fabrication and Demonstration of a Hydride-Based Hydrogen Storage for Fuel Cell Applications. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available


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