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2019 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

ARPA-E held its tenth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit July 8-10th, 2019 at the Gaylord Rockies Convention Center, right outside of Denver, CO. For more information, visit the Summit website

Attendees heard from top leaders in energy innovation, industry, research and policy. Each year at the Summit, ARPA-E Program Directors and Fellows give a "Fast Pitch" - a rapid-paced succession of exciting current program concepts as well as some completely new, “out-of-the-box” ideas. The Fast Pitches are available below, along with other presentations given by a variety of panelists throughout the Summit:

ARPA-E Program Director/Fellow 2019 Fast Pitch Presentations

Monday, July 8th, 2019 - Session 1: Carbon
Stay tuned for video recording!
Dr. Scott Litzelman - "Flex Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: How Flexible Carbon Capture Could Support Renewable-heavy Grids"
Dr. David Babson - "Engineering an Anthropogenic Azolla Event"
Dr. Zara L'Heureux - "Carbon Sequestration Rocks"
Dr. Michael Campos- "A Fork in the Road for Synthetic Meat"
Dr. David Tew - "Higher, Faster, Farther, Greener"                               

Monday, July 8th, 2019 - Session 2: Teaching Old Systems New Tricks
Stay tuned for video recording!
Dr. Victoria Chernow - "What Would You, Could You, Do with Wood?"
Dr. Chris Atkinson - "Energy and the New Mobility - How Disruptive Will AVs Be?”
Dr. Michael Haney - "Analog Computing: Back to the Future?"
Dr. Kory Hedman - "Grid Management: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities"  
Dr. Isik Kizilyalli - "10kV at 10km - Will it Fly?" 

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 - Session 3: The Ocean
Stay tuned for video recording!
Dr. Marc von Keitz - "BECCS to the Future"
Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz - "Lunar Energy (and solar, seriously!!?"
Dr. Lakshana Huddar - "Angling for Amperage - Deep Sea Mining for Critical Minerals"
Dr. Joseph King - "What a Waste" 

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 - Session 4: Nuclear & Heat
Stay tuned for video recording!
Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh - "What if Nuclear Plants Were 10x Cheaper to Operate"
Dr. Michael Ohadi - "Next Generation HVAC: Smaller, Smarter, and More Adaptive"
Dr. Grigorii Soloveichik - "How to Electrify the Industrial Sector?"
Dr. Gregory Thiel - "Taking the Hot Air Out of Drying"
Dr. Scott Hsu - "Enabling Fusion’s Kitty Hawk Moment"

Panel Session Presentations

In addition to the Fast Pitches, the ARPA-E Summit holds a number of dynamic panel sessions featuring subject matter experts. Panelist presentations that have been approved to be publicly posted are available below.

Electrification of DoD Platforms – Monday, July 8 at 3:30pm

Stephen Markle, Program Manager and Director of the Electric Ships Office, Program Executive Office Ships, U.S. Navy (PowerPoint/PDF)

Stephen Markle, Program Manager and Director of the Electric Ships Office, Program Executive Office Ships, U.S. Navy (Video - External Link)

DOE's Federal Companions: Intergovernmental Research and Tech Transition Opportunities – Tuesday, July 9 at 9:00am

Robert Button, Deputy Technical Fellow for Electrical Power, NASA