The Fuel Cell Consortium for Performance and Durability (FC-PAD) consists of five core national laboratories that will conduct the foundational technical work to improve fuel cell performance and durability.

FC-PAD expects to add academic and industry partners through funding opportunity announcements and national lab partnership agreements. Learn more about working with us.

Core National Lab Partners

Los Alamos National Laboratory logo

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) solves national security challenges through scientific excellence. LANL researchers develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges. With energy use increasing across the nation and the world, LANL uses its world-class scientific capabilities to enhance national energy security by developing energy sources with limited impacts on environment and improving efficiency and reliability of nation's energy infrastructure.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Berkeley Lab fosters groundbreaking fundamental science that enables transformational solutions for energy and environment challenges, using interdisciplinary teams and by creating advanced new tools for scientific discovery.

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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where "dream teams" of world-class researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security. Embracing the nation's greatest challenges, Argonne's world-renowned scientists and engineers conduct pioneering research that advances America's scientific excellence and leadership and helps pave the way to a secure nation with a plentiful supply of safe, sustainable energy, a healthy environment, and a competitive economy.

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. From scientific discovery to accelerating market adoption, NREL deploys its deep technical expertise and unmatched breadth of capabilities to drive the transformation of our nation's energy systems. NREL's work focuses on advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies from concept to the commercial marketplace through industry partnerships.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. ORNL's diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. ORNL supports DOE's national missions of scientific discovery, clean energy, and security.

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