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March 15, 2016

The United States faces extraordinary challenges in the 21st century, from creating jobs to protecting the environment and reducing our energy dependency, but with strategic and smart investment we can create game-changing new technologies that overcome these challenges. The question is, will the U.S. make the choices necessary to “win the future?” Dr. Arun Majumdar -- the director of our advanced research agency, ARPA-E -- believes we can and should.

March 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that up to $130 million from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be made available to develop five new program areas that could spark critical breakthrough technologies and secure America's energy future.

March 15, 2016

At a Recovery Act Cabinet Meeting today, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the U.S. Department of Energy is awarding $106 million in funding for 37 ambitious research projects that could fundamentally change the way the country uses and produces energy.

December 6, 2017

ENHANCED BATTERY CELL PERFORMANCE AND AUTOMATED CELL FABRICATION

UPDATED: FEBRUARY 24, 2016 
PROJECT TITLE: Semi-Solid Flow Cells for Automotive and Grid-Level Energy Storage
PROGRAM: BEEST 
AWARD: $5,975,331
PROJECT TEAM: 24 M (Lead); Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Rutgers University 

December 11, 2017

CREATING DOUBLE ENERGY DENSITY ANODES FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES 

UPDATED: February 24, 2016
PROJECT TITLE:  Doubling the Charge Density of Anodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries for Transportation
PROGRAM: SBIR
AWARD: $2,975,000 + $250,000
PROJECT TEAM: Sila Nanotechnologies (Lead); Georgia Institute of Technology
PROJECT TERM: October 2012 – March 2016

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