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2018 Annual Progress Report

Hydrogen Fuel R&D

This section of the 2018 Annual Progress Report for the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program focuses on hydrogen fuel research and development (R&D).

Hydrogen Fuel R&D Subprogram Overview, U.S. Department of Energy

Hydrogen Production Analysis

  1. Analysis of Advanced Hydrogen Production Pathways, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

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Electrolysis Production

  1. High-Temperature Alkaline Water Electrolysis, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
  2. New Approaches to Improved Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyzer Ion Exchange Membranes, Earl Wagener, Tetramer Technologies, LLC

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Biological Production

  1. Biomass to Hydrogen (B2H2), Pin-Ching Maness, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. Novel Hybrid Microbial Electrochemical System for Efficient Hydrogen Generation from Biomass, Hong Liu, Oregon State University

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HydroGEN Consortium

  1. HydroGEN Overview: A Consortium on Advanced Water-Splitting Materials, Huyen Dinh, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. Benchmarking Advanced Water Splitting Technologies: Best Practices in Materials Characterization, Katherine Ayers, Proton OnSite

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High-Temperature Electrolysis

  1. HydroGEN Seedling: Proton-Conducting Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells for Large-Scale Hydrogen Production at Intermediate Temperatures, Prabhakar Singh, University of Connecticut
  2. HydroGEN Seedling: Degradation Characterization and Modeling of a New Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell Utilizing Accelerated Life Testing, Scott Barnett, Northwestern University
  3. HydroGEN Seedling: Thin-Film, Metal-Supported, High-Performance, and Durable Proton-Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cell, Tianli Zhu, United Technologies Research Center

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Low-Temperature Electrolysis

  1. HydroGEN Seedling: High-Efficiency Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis Enabled by Advanced Catalysts, Membranes, and Processes, Katherine Ayers, Proton OnSite
  2. HydroGEN Seedling: Enabling Efficient Water Splitting with Advanced Materials Designed for High-pH Membrane Interface, Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University
  3. HydroGEN Seedling: Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyzers, Di-Jia Liu, Argonne National Laboratory
  4. HydroGEN Seedling: High-Performance Ultralow-Cost Non-Precious-Metal Catalyst System for Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolyzer, Hoon Chung, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  5. HydroGEN Seedling: Scalable Elastomeric Membranes for Alkaline Water Electrolysis, Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Photoelectrochemical Production

  1. HydroGEN Seedling: Best-in-Class Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Catalyst Integrated Tandem Junction Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Devices, Charles Dismukes, Rutgers University
  2. HydroGEN Seedling: Protective Catalyst Systems on III-V and Si-Based Semiconductors for Efficient, Durable Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Devices, Thomas Jaramillo, Stanford University
  3. HydroGEN Seedling: Novel Chalcopyrites For Advanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, Nicolas Gaillard, University of Hawaii
  4. HydroGEN Seedling: Monolithically Integrated Thin-Film/Silicon Tandem Photoelectrodes for High-Efficiency and Stable Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, Zetian Mi, University of Michigan

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High-Temperature Thermochemical Production

  1. HydroGEN Seedling: Accelerated Discovery of Solar Thermochemical Hydrogen Production Materials via High-Throughput Computational and Experimental Methods, Ryan O'Hayre, Colorado School of Mines
  2. HydroGEN Seedling: Computationally Accelerated Discovery and Experimental Demonstration of High-Performance Materials for Advanced Solar Thermochemical Hydrogen Production, Charles Musgrave, University of Colorado Boulder
  3. HydroGEN Seedling: Transformative Materials for High-Efficiency Thermochemical Production of Solar Fuels, Chris Wolverton, Northwestern University
  4. HydroGEN Seedling: Mixed Ionic Electronic Conducting Quaternary Perovskites: Materials by Design for Solar Thermochemical Hydrogen, Ellen Stechel, Arizona State University
  5. HydroGEN Seedling: High-Temperature Reactor Catalyst Material Development for Low-Cost and Efficient Solar-Driven Sulfur-Based Processes, Claudio Corgnale, Greenway Energy, LLC

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Testing and Analysis — Storage

  1. Systems Analysis of Physical and Materials-Based Hydrogen Storage, Rajesh Ahluwalia, Argonne National Laboratory
  2. Hydrogen Storage Cost Analysis, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

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Systems Engineering — Storage

  1. Hydrogen Storage System Modeling: Public Access, Maintenance, and Enhancements, Matthew Thornton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. Investigation of Solid-State Hydrides for Autonomous Fuel Cell Vehicles, Patrick Ward, Savannah River National Laboratory

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Advanced Materials — Storage

  1. Design and Synthesis of Materials with High Capacities for Hydrogen Physisorption, Brent Fultz, California Institute of Technology
  2. Hydrogen Adsorbents with High Volumetric Density: New Materials and System Projections, Donald Siegel, University of Michigan
  3. HyMARC: A Consortium for Advancing Hydrogen Storage Materials, Mark Allendorf, Sandia National Laboratories
  4. HySCORE: Hydrogen Storage Characterization and Optimization Research Effort, Thomas Gennett, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  5. HyMARC Seedling: "Graphene-Wrapped" Complex Hydrides as High-Capacity, Regenerable Hydrogen Storage Materials, Di-Jia Liu, Argonne National Laboratory
  6. HyMARC Seedling: Electrolyte-Assisted Hydrogen Storage Reactions, Channing Ahn, Liox Power
  7. HyMARC Seedling: Development of Magnesium Boride Etherates as Hydrogen Storage Materials, Godwin Severa, University of Hawaii
  8. HyMARC Seedling: Fluorinated Covalent Organic Frameworks: A Novel Pathway to Enhance Hydrogen Sorption and Control Isosteric Heats of Adsorption, Justin Johnson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  9. HyMARC Seedling: Atomic Layer Deposition Synthesis of Novel Nanostructured Metal Borohydrides, Steven Christensen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  10. HyMARC Seedling: Optimized Hydrogen Adsorbents via Machine Learning and Crystal Engineering, Donald Siegel, University of Michigan
  11. HyMARC Seedling: Super Metalated Frameworks as Hydrogen Sponges, Omar Yaghi, University of California, Berkeley

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Advanced Tanks — Storage

  1. Precursor Processing Development for Low-Cost, High-Strength Carbon Fiber for Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Applications, Matthew Weisenberger, University of Kentucky
  2. Developing a New Polyolefin Precursor for Low-Cost, High-Strength Carbon Fiber, Mike Chung, Pennsylvania State University
  3. Novel Plasticized Melt-Spinning Process of Polyacrylonitrile Fibers Based on Task-Specific Ionic Liquids, Sheng Dai, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  4. Material Challenges for Cryogenic Hydrogen Storage Technologies, Kevin Simmons, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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