TABLE 5-1 DOE Funding for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies (thousands of dollars)

Program Area and Funding Source

FY04

FY05

FY06 Request

Fuel cell technology (Interior appropriations)

Transportation systems

7,317

7,495

7,600

Distributed energy systems

7,249

6,902

7,500

Fuel processor R&D

14,442

9,721

9,900

Stack component R&D

24,551

32,541

34,000

Technology validation

9,828

17,750

24,000

Technical program management support

395

535

600

Subtotal fuel cell

63,782

74,944

83,600

Hydrogen technology (Energy and Water appropriations)

Production and delivery R&D (EE)

10,083

14,218

32,173

Storage R&D (EE)

13,174

23,654

29,890

Safety, codes and standards (EE)

5,615

5,954

13,121

Infrastructure validation (EE)

5,784

9,484

14,945

Systems analysis (EE)

1,372

3,404

7,084

Education

2,417

0

1,881

Earmarks (EE)

41,967

37,292

0

Subtotal EERE hydrogen

80,412

94,006

99,094

Total EERE hydrogen and fuel cells

144,194

168,950

182,694

Nuclear energy (NE)

6,201

8,929

20,000

Fossil energy (FE)

4,879

17,085

22,000

Science (SC)

0

29,183

32,500

Total DOE hydrogen program

155,274

224,147

257,194

Total Department of Transportation

555

549

2,350

Total Hydrogen Fuel Initiative

155,829

224,696

259,554

SOURCE: Provided by DOE (on April 26, 2005) in response to a request from the committee. Note that “Interior appropriations” refers to the Congressional Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies. “EE” refers to the energy efficiency part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

nies. The amount indicated for OEMs (2 percent) includes only the funding for automotive company tasks.

FY05 funding for the hydrogen program of about $225 million may be broken down as follows: national laboratories, 28 percent; industry, 32 percent; universities, 14 percent; automotive OEMs, 5 percent; energy companies, 2 percent; and congressional earmarks of 19 percent. The funding of automotive OEMs is for the vehicle learning demonstrations and includes only the demonstration associated with automotive company tasks. The learning demonstrations entail 50 percent private sector cost sharing, but the $225 million budget and the associated percentage breakdown includes only DOE funds.1

1  

Information on funding breakdown supplied to the committee on January 19, 2005, in response to questions submitted by the committee to DOE.



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