The purpose of this amendment is to extend the application due date to July 20, 2012 With this FOA, DOE?s Fuel Cell Technologies Program seeks applications for projects to demonstrate and deploy fuel cell hybrid ground support equipment (GSE) vehicles at airport and/or air freight distribution center
Packaged solutions for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell systems (5 to 20 kW) fueled by hydrogen with the ability to power a baggage tow tractor with 3,000 to 6,000 pounds (1,362 to 2,722 kg) towing capability for a minimum of 10 hours of continuous operation and 5000 total hours are sought.
Applications must focus on developing, deploying, and validating systems in the field under real world operating conditions.
The target market is commercial airports and air freight distribution centers used by passenger airlines and air freight industries.
Approximately $2,500,000 in FY 2012 DOE funding is expected to be available for new awards under this announcement.
DOE anticipates making 1-3 awards under this announcement depending on the size of the awards.
The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.
Applications must be submitted through the EERE Exchange website to be considered for award.
The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE Exchange website.
The Users' guide for applying to Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy?s Funding Opportunity Announcements through the Exchange website can be found at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx.
Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website.