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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, Science, and Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E).

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Budget ($ in thousands)

Office Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fossil Energya Nuclear Energy Science ARPA-E Total
FY04 144,881 4,879 6,201 0.0b 155,961
FY05 166,722 16,518 8,682 29,183 221,105
FY06 153,451 21,036 24,057 32,500 231,044
FY07 189,511 84,913 18,855 36,388 329,667
FY08 206,241 70,891 9,668 36,483 323,283
FY09 195,865 78,151 7,340 38,284 319,640
FY10 170,297 63,970 5,000 38,053 277,320
FY11 95,847 60,894 2,800 34,611 194,152
FY12 101,725 25,000 0 27,466 153,553
FY13 95,845 23,800 0 25,769 145,414
FY14 89,518 25,000 0 19,922 134,440
FY15 94,830 30,000 0 18,499 143,329
FY16 98,479 30,000 0 25,749 39,300 193,528
FY17 98,115 30,000 1,255 25,699 47,000 202,069
FY18 110,804 30,000 4,000 20,552 19,700 185,056
FY19 115,870 30,000 11,200 20,900 24,200 202,170
FY20 160,880 53,000 11,000 15,485 36,400 276,765

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.