2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit Day 3 Recap Blog Jennifer Granholm Ampaire
Concluding the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

In our final day at the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, we started with ‘Coffee with ARPA-E,’ a continuation of yesterday’s event where folks had the opportunity to network with and learn from ARPA-E leadership, program directors, tech-to-market advisors, and fellows about opportunities related to ARPA-E and discussions about moving transformational technologies out of the lab and into the market. Following ‘Coffee with ARPA-E,’ morning breakout sessions consisted of three panels on government funding, decarbonization, and electric grid infrastructure. Breakout panels included…


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Wrapping Up Day 2 of the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Day 2 of the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit began with ‘Coffee with ARPA-E,’ where attendees had the opportunity to network with ARPA-E leadership, program directors, tech-to-market advisors, and fellows on the future of energy innovation and technology. (Coffee with ARPA-E) Following ‘Coffee with ARPA-E,’ morning breakout sessions consisted of ARPA-E’s fast pitches and two panels on nuclear energy and energy opportunities in defense. Fast pitches and breakout panels included: Fast Pitch: Carbon, moderated by Dr. Jack Lewnard, Program Director (PD) at ARPA-E, and…


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Launching into Day 1 of the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

We had a remarkable jam-packed first day of the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. The Summit began with a keynote address from Dr. Jennifer Gerbi, Acting Director and Deputy Director of Technology at ARPA-E. Dr. Gerbi’s keynote address was followed by keynote addresses from the Honorable Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver who graciously welcomed ARPA-E and conference attendees to his district. (Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver) Following the keynote addresses, we heard from Dr. David Horsup, the managing director at OGCI Climate Investments, on ‘The Greatest Innovation…


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Maximize your Time and Energy at the 2022 Summit with the Summit’s Mobile App

The 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit kicks off next week. We look forward to being back in person in Denver with the energy innovation community. Registered attendees can gain access to one-of-a-kind networking RIGHT NOW by using the ARPA-E Summit app to enhance your Summit experience.   The Summit’s mobile app will provide the most up-to-date agenda with real-time updates and notifications, as well as speaker biographies, panel descriptions, Showcase participant profiles, attendee profiles, networking tools, and more.  All the important attendee and exhibitor details and…


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Transformational Technologies at the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

The 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is only weeks away! The ARPA-E team is excited to welcome thousands of energy innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and government representatives to Denver, Colorado for this can’t-miss event. Register today to join us May 23-25. The Summit’s Technology Showcase continues to be a fan-favorite, featuring more than 340 exhibitors displaying the nation’s most innovative energy technologies. You do not want to miss this opportunity to check out these potentially groundbreaking technologies and speak with the ARPA-E awardees, vetted technology…


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REPAIR Program Update: First Year Perspective and What's Next

DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy was established in 2009 to explore high-impact technologies that are too risky for the private sector. REPAIR (Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement) is a 3-year, $38 million program with ambitious goals for natural gas distribution pipes. The program seeks new technologies to rehabilitate the pipes, extending their life by 50 years, with minimal surface disruption while the pipes are live, and with a cost less than $1 million per mile. Seven teams are developing robots that can provide polymer or metal coatings on the…


ARPA-E Investor Update Vol 7 Antora Thermal Battery
ARPA-E Investor Update Vol. 7

ARPA-E awardee Antora Energy recently raised $50 million in a financing round for their solid-state thermal battery. Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Lowercarbon Capital led this financing round, offering further support for Antora’s mission store thermal energy in inexpensive carbon blocks and offer an efficient, cost-effective grid storage solution. ARPA-E funded Antora through our Duration Addition to electricitY Storage (DAYS) program in 2018, with the goal to develop energy storage systems that provide power to the electric grid for durations of 10 to approximately 100 hours. ARPA-E…


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Steering the Ship

Women have always been at the forefront of scientific discovery, seeking new technical horizons from physics to chemistry and everywhere in between. As Women’s History Month draws to a close, ARPA-E honors the inspirational women at the heart of our own mission to chart new courses in how we use, generate, and store energy. It is no coincidence that we named one of our conference rooms after legendary physicist Dr. Marie Curie when ARPA-E's office was first built. To this day, Dr. Curie and her namesake conference room continue to serve as an inspiration for the transformational work…


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Congratulating Dr. Richard O'Neill

At the core of ARPA-E’s success is our staff, a group of intelligent, passionate, and dedicated visionaries whose technical backgrounds and energy expertise support our mission and define the impactful R&D that we invest in. One such energy expert is Dr. Richard O’Neill, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at ARPA-E. Dr. O’Neill was recently elected as a Member of the National Academy of Engineering for his leadership and contributions to the liberalization and design of efficient natural gas and electric power markets. Dr. O’Neill has spent his career working on policy around natural gas…


ARPA-E Investor Update Vol 6 Verdox
ARPA-E Investor Update Vol. 6

ARPA-E awardee Verdox announced $80M in follow-on funding on February 2nd, 2022. The funding from a group of investors including Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures, and Lowercarbon Capital will help develop and deploy the company’s novel electrochemical carbon capture technology. The capture of atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) is an important part of a diversified portfolio of technologies to mitigate U.S. GHG emissions. The capture of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) can lead to net-negative emissions, an important element in limiting global temperature increases resulting…