The workshop’s goals are to engage key stakeholders to accelerate the introduction and deployment of grid-related technologies developed at ARPA-E, to better understand the industry needs and potential technology gaps for grid decarbonization and modernization, and to provide an opportunity for ARPA-E project teams to directly engage with utility companies regarding their current commercialization efforts.

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In this workshop, ARPA-E assessed potential technologies that may reduce nitrogen inputs and soil-based greenhouse gas emissions of N2O from the cultivation of bioenergy crops (corn, soybean, and sorghum).

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ARPA-E held a workshop on Transmutation of Used Nuclear Fuel from August 1-2, 2023, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC. Workshop presentations covered the current state of the art in transmutation and implementation strategies for all transmutation-enabling technologies.

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ARPA-E hosted a workshop on technological challenges and opportunities in achieving a domestic and circular battery supply chain on June 12-13, 2023 in Chicago, IL.

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ARPA-E hosted a workshop on Nuclear Heat & Power for Industrial Process Applications on May 30-June 1, 2023 in Houston, TX.

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This workshop intended to gather external inputs from across the world for transformative technology needs to catalyze a large-scale deployment of cost-competitive and low carbon-footprint phytomining in the US.

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The workshop covened representatives from transportation industries including railroad operators and locomotive manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, shipping companies, and energy storage systems along with venture capital investors, university and national laboratories researchers, government agencies, and other stakeholders.

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) of the U.S. Department of Energy held a virtual workshop to evaluate the potential for a program to identify technologies focused on developing geologic hydrogen as a carbon-free energy alternative. The virtual workshop’s goal was to identify disruptive R&D pathways necessary for developing a geologic hydrogen sector.

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ARPA-E held a workshop on enabling technologies for improving fusion power plant performance and availability from March 7-8, 2023 in New Orleans, LA. Themes of the workshop included innovative heating schemes, advanced drivers and high performance targets and fueling, as well as accelerated discovery of novel fusion materials.

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The goals of the workshop were to identify technical metrics required for synergistic deployment of HVAC and DAC, prioritize R&D needs, and estimate impact of R&D projects if successful. Participants had the opportunity to provide feedback on or suggest alternatives to the proposed topic areas and current performance metrics that ARPA-E is considering including in a potential Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).