U.S. Department of Energy Announces $10 Million to Support Transformative Energy Technologies Across Wide Range of Technical Areas

ARPA-E Exploratory Topic Focuses on Projects that Establish Potential New Areas of Technology Development

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy today announced up to $10 million in funding to identify and support disruptive energy technologies that have the potential to shore up domestic energy production, improve energy efficiency and reliability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase America’s resiliency and security.

“ARPA-E’s mission is to support high-impact, potentially transformative energy solutions, and we like to look at a variety of options to solve a problem,” said ARPA-E Director Evelyn N. Wang. “CREATE will collect outside-the-box ideas from businesses, laboratories, and universities for a wide range of energy technologies, so we can pursue as many energy solutions as possible.” The funding announced today is part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Exploratory Topic, Creating Revolutionary Energy and Technology Endeavors (CREATE). CREATE projects are intended to help establish potential new areas of technology development and provide ARPA-E with information that could lead to new focused funding programs. Awards may support exploratory research to establish viability, proof-of-concept demonstration for new energy technology and/or modeling and simulation efforts to guide development of new energy technologies. You can access more information on ARPA-E eXCHANGE.