In response to requests by key stakeholders, including the National Academies, the Hydrogen Fuel Cells Program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sought to evaluate its projects for the applied research, development, demonstration, and analysis of hydrogen and fuel cells.
DOE tasked Energetics to provide technical coordination and facilitation of the program’s Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, held in conjunction with DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on June 16–20, 2014, in Washington, DC. Energetics also documented the results of the peer review meeting, working in close collaboration with DOE program staff to manage successive review cycles. Within four months of the meeting, the approved final product was published on the program website. The report provides valuable guidance for strategic program adjustments to the RD&D portfolio.