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ARPA-E held its seventh annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 29 - March 2, 2016 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C. Over 2,000 energy innovators, investors, and policymakers gathered to discuss cutting-edge energy technologies and commercialization strategies and how to move them out of the lab and into the market.

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This workshop brought together experts in macroalgae cultivation, physiology and ecology with those from complimentary fields of plant breeding, oceanography, marine engineering, robotics, and biomass processing, as well as agronomy and the financial community.

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This workshop convened leading experts in electrochemistry, catalysis (hydrogenation and dehydrogenation), fuel cells and electrolyzers, organic synthesis and fuels to identify innovative research paths forward for the development of disruptive technologies that can bridge renewable energy production and transportation fuels and significantly reduce the cost of energy transportation from remote locations to consumers using energy dense liquid fuels.

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This workshop convened experts from several fields to consider how to accelerate efficiency improvements in data centers, specifically through optical interconnect development.

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This workshop convened thought leaders in plant biology, soil microbiology, soil chemistry, biogeochemistry, computational analytics, and emerging imaging technologies to determine the most promising methods to enhance terrestrial carbon sinks.

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This workshop convened experts from a number of fields to consider the development of future high efficiency light-duty vehicle powertrains for connected, semi-autonomous and fully autonomous (driverless) vehicles.

This workshop convened leading experts in solid state ionics, low-cost ceramics and composites manufacturing, mechanical properties of thin functional layers, mixed ionic and electronic conductors, nanostructuring, solid-state polymers, solid-state synthetic techniques, high-throughput materials computation and discovery, and novel approaches to ionically conductive layers to identify innovative research paths to advance solid ion conductors for energy technologies.

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ARPA-E held its sixth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 9 - February 11, 2015 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C. The Summit brought together thought leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace.

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This workshop discussed the challenges and opportunities associated with development of new power system optimization tools in the context of cost effectively facilitating the integration of high penetrations of renewable generation.

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This workshop addressed the technological, cost, and market barriers that impede efficiency improvements to single-pane windows. It brought together experts on windows and building envelopes, manufacturers of current low-cost technologies for improving single-pane windows, researchers working on advanced materials for window retrofits, and a representative group of the building owners and operators who make window retrofit decisions.