Part of ARPA-E’s mission is to overcome long-term and high-risk technological barriers in the development of energy technologies that reduce imports, improve efficiency, and reduce emissions. The Rebellion Photonics and University of Notre Dame projects focus on the latter piece of the mission, working to turn emissions reduction ideas into reality.
NOVEL METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK SORBENTS FOR CARBON CAPTURE UPDATED: October 5, 2016 PROJECT TITLE: High-Throughput Discovery of Robust Metal-Organic Frameworks for CO2 Capture; Developing Metal-Organic Frameworks as Adsorbents for Industrial Carbon Capture Applications PROGRAM: IMPACCTAWARD: $3,867,851 (LBNL); $1,100,000 (UC Berkeley)
CARBON CAPTURE WITH WATER-FREE SOLVENTS UPDATED: JANUARY 19, 2017PROJECT TITLE: Novel Non-Aqueous CO2 Solvents and Capture Process with Substantially Reduced Energy PenaltiesPROGRAM: Innovative Materials and Processes for Carbon Capture Technologies (IMPACCT)AWARD: $2,480,000PROJECT TEAM: RTI International, BASFPROJECT TERM: July 2010 – September 2013PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI): Dr. Luke Coleman
Vice President Biden Announces Recovery Act Funding for 37 Transformational Energy Research Projects
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.
Five ARPA-E project teams were selected to participate in the upcoming I-Corps program that kicks off this week. ARPA-E awardees Michigan State University (OPEN 2009), University of Southern California (GRIDS), Virginia Commonwealth University (REACT), University of Houston (REACT), and Georgia Institute of Technology (IMPACCT) are participating.
What if we could develop innovative technologies that allowed us to inexpensively capture carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants? One ARPA-E awardee is addressing this challenge by pioneering a game-changing, low-cost membrane technology to separate carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas.
The objectives of this workshop were to elicit a deeper understanding of the performance and cost factors that hinder the adoption of technologies for capture of carbon dioxide and conversion to useful commercial products, as well as to identify emerging opportunities/challenges for transformational "over the horizon" new technology approaches that may be appropriate for ARPA-E support.
Video: Awardee Profile
Learn how ATK and ACEnt Laboratories, with the help of ARPA-E funding, have taken an aerospace problem, supersonic condensation, and turned it into a viable clean energy solution for carbon capture.