ARPA-E Announces 2012 Energy Innovation Summit Featuring Bill Gates, Fred Smith and Lee Scott

NEW YORK, NY -- The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) Director, Arun Majumdar, announced yesterday that the Agency will hold its third annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit from February 27 – 29, 2012 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C.


Vice President Biden Announces New Private Sector Backing for Five Pioneering Energy Companies

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Speaking at the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 today in Las Vegas, Vice President Joe Biden announced another promising milestone for the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E): five innovative companies that received seed funding from ARPA-E in 2009 and 2010 have now attracted more than $100 million in outside private capital investment.


Secretary Chu Announces $130 Million for Advanced Research Projects

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that up to $130 million from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be made available to develop five new program areas that could spark critical breakthrough technologies and secure America's energy future.


Department of Energy, Duke Energy and EPRI Partner to Test Advanced Energy Technologies for Utilities

Washington, DC -- The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has signed a partnership deal with Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, and with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a non-profit research organization that focuses on the electric power utility industry in the U.S. and abroad, to identify opportunities for testing and deploying ARPA-E funded projects that will bolster the electric grid.


Director Majumdar Testimony on Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

WASHINGTON, DC -- Dr. Arun Majumdar, Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), testified today before the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives, regarding the Agency's Fiscal Year 2012 budget.


Energy and Defense Departments Announce New Steps to Enhance Cooperation on Clean Energy and Energy Security

WASHINGTON, DC -- Building on already strong cooperation between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today new steps between the Departments to strengthen national security through the continued development of advanced clean energy technologies.


Arnold Schwarzenegger to Join Secretary Chu at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

WASHINGTON, DC -- Two weeks after President Obama focused on innovation in his State of the Union address, the U.S. Department of Energy announced today that former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will keynote the second annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.


Six ARPA-E Projects Illustrate Private Investors Excited About Clean Energy Innovation

WASHINGTON, DC -- In a little over one year, six projects that received a total of $23.6 million in seed funding from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) have generated more than $100 million in outside private capital investment, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today.


Fostering Applicant Connections

WASHINGTON, DC -- Since its first funding opportunity announcement in April 2009, ARPA-E has received scores of promising ideas for the next generation of energy technologies. This response has been thrilling, because it means that the potential for disruptive American energy innovation has only begun to surface. However, ARPA-E can only fund a fraction of these promising ideas at the levels required, which means many potentially groundbreaking technologies are left without the necessary funding to perform research and development.


U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will hold the second annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 28 - March 2, 2011 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C.