ARPA-E announced $24 million in funding for 2 projects as part of the first stage of the Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP) program.
These SCALEUP "Fast-Track" teams, Natron Energy and Bridger Photonics, will receive $19M and $5M, respectively, to further their commercialization efforts in sodium-ion battery development and methane detection technologies.
DOE recently announced $29 million in funding for 14 projects as part of the Galvanizing Advances in Market-aligned fusion for an Overabundance of Watts (GAMOW) program, jointly sponsored by ARPA-E and the Office of Science-Fusion Energy Sciences (SC-FES).
GAMOW teams will work to close multiple fusion-specific technological gaps to connect a net-energy-gain "fusion core."
ARPA-E announced $16.5 million in funding for 6 projects as part of the Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Agricultural Resources and Management (SMARTFARM) program.
SMARTFARM projects will develop technologies that bridge the data gap in the biofuel supply chain by quantifying feedstock-related GHG emissions and soil carbon dynamics at the field-level.
ARPA-E announced $33 million in funding for 17 projects as part of the Aviation-class Synergistically Cooled Electric-motors with iNtegrated Drives (ASCEND) and Range Extenders for Electric Aviation with Low Carbon and High Efficiency (REEACH) programs.
REEACH and ASCEND teams will work to decrease energy usage and associated carbon emissions for commercial aircraft propulsion systems.