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Budget

Budget information for hydrogen and fuel cell research, development, and other activities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is provided here. Included are budgets for DOE's offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fossil Energy, Nuclear Energy, and Science.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Budget ($ in thousands)

Department/
Office
Energy/
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy/
Fossil Energy (Coal)a
Energy/
Nuclear Energy
Energy/
Science
Total
FY04 144,881 4,879 6,201 0.0b 155,961
FY05 166,722 16,518 8,682 29,183 221,155
FY06 153,451 21,036 24,057 32,500 231,044
FY07 189,511 21,513 18,855 36,388 266,267
FY08 206,241 14,891 9,668 36,483 267,283
FY09 195,865 20,151 7,340 38,284 261,640
FY10 170,297 13,970 5,000 38,053 227,320
FY11 95,847 11,394 2,800 34,611 144,652
FY12 101,087 0 0 27,466 128,553
FY13 97,984 0 0 25,769 123,753
FY14 89,518 0 0 19,922 109,440
FY15 Request 92,983 0 0 TBD TBD

Notes:

The budgets reflect rescissions, general reductions, and other adjustments included in relevant appropriations. Congressionally directed spending included in appropriations:

  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy—FY04: $42.0M; FY05: $40.2M; FY06: $42.5M; FY09: $22.7M (additional funds not included in appropriation)
  • Fossil Energy—FY05: $3.0M
  • Nuclear Energy—FY04: $2.0M; FY05: $4.0M; FY06: $5.0M

a All FE numbers include funding for program direction.
b Base funding for hydrogen-related activities in Basic Energy Sciences was roughly $8 million in 2004. These activities were reoriented and expanded to support the goals of the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Initiative in 2005.

For more details about the EERE budget, view the Sustainable Transportation FY 2015 Budget Request webinar slides and the Fuel Cell Technologies Office FY 2015 Budget At-a-Glance summary document.