Press Releases

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $35 Million for Technologies to Reduce Methane Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $35 million for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program focused on developing technologies to reduce methane emissions in the oil, gas, and coal industries. This funding opportunity will support projects that can be replicated easily and commercialized quickly to cut methane accumulation in the atmosphere and mitigate the effects of climate change.


U.S. Department of Energy Awards $110 Million to Small Businesses Pursuing Scientific, Clean Energy, and Climate Solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced awards totaling $110 million for diverse small businesses working on scientific, clean energy, and climate solutions for the American people. The 102 projects in 24 states are pursuing technological solutions in various areas, including advanced manufacturing of wind turbines and batteries, new instruments for atmospheric measurement, and particle accelerator technologies that can power next-generation scientific discoveries.


Media Advisory: Secretary Granholm Announces the 2021 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the 2021 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, hosted by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), will take place from May 24 to 27 in a fully virtual format.


 

Blog Posts

Cruisin' for Nonconventional Fusion with ARPA-E

At ARPA-E, we’re constantly thinking about what new white spaces we can explore in our mission to change how Americans get, use, and store energy. One key tool that we use to help design exciting focused programs is to issue periodic Requests for Information, or RFIs, which ask the research community to submit to us their best ideas for how we can have maximum impact on a specific technical space. RFIs help our Program Directors’ (PDs) build out their ideas.


ARPA-E Investor Update Vol. 3

On February 18, regional air travel company Surf Air Mobility announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire hybrid-electric aviation startup Ampaire Inc., incorporating Ampaire’s unique electric powertrain technology into their plans to make electric air travel more widely available, sustainable, and affordable. The deal, reportedly worth roughly $100 million, would see Surf Air take on complete ownership of Ampaire, including hiring their existing employees, and operating it under a new division of the company called AMP [1].


Turning Ideas Into Reality – Projects in Progress XII

ARPA-E focuses on next-generation energy innovation to create a sustainable energy future. The agency provides R&D support to businesses, universities, and national labs to develop technologies that could fundamentally change the way people access, use, and store energy. Since 2009, ARPA-E has provided over $2.6 billion to support more than 1,000 energy technology projects.