This workshop explored approaches that combined single carbon metabolism, industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology experts for the discussion and exploration of transformative biological technologies for methane-to-liquid fuels in the context of potential impact, technical parameters, and cost.

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This workshop explored alternatives to the current battery pack designs that employ tightly packed battery cells in rigid structural enclosures that add weight and cost and do not contribute to vehicle structural function.

This workshop focused on technologies that could convert natural gas into transportable liquids and/or chemicals and enable increased use of stranded methane and bio-gas in order to reduce petroleum imports and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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ARPA-E hosted the Emerging Ideas Workshops, comprised of small groups of experts to focus on examining specific technologies, to explore new technology areas that may merit the creation of a full program(s) at some point in the future.

This workshop focused on new transportation technologies, such as alternative fuels and advanced power train vehicles that have the potential to achieve ARPA-E mission areas of reducing foreign imports and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

The focus of this workshop was identifying novel technology learning curves that have the potential to drastically cut the cost and complexity of natural gas vehicles and refueling infrastructure, in order to reduce U.S. petroleum imports via increased use of domestic natural gas.

The workshop focused on technologies that could convert natural gas into liquid fuels and chemicals and enable increased use of domestic natural gas and reduced petroleum imports.

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The workshop brought together thought leaders from distinct science and engineering communities to develop new ideas and identify key needs and potentially transformational R&D approaches in plant biotechnology and synthetic biology to develop products in the biofuel and renewable products market.

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This workshop addressed the challenges and opportunities associated with developing low-cost electrical generator sets (gensets) with very high energy-conversion efficiency.

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On May 19–20, 2011, ARPA-E and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering [ASD(R&E)] held a workshop in Arlington, VA to explore advanced scientific and technical challenges to the development of a Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM).