ARPA-E Announces $12 Million for Five Projects in Nuclear Materials Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $12 million in funding for 5 projects as part of its first-ever OPEN+ program. Inspired by the high quality of applications in the agency’s recent OPEN 2018 funding opportunity, this first cohort will focus on ways to enable advanced nuclear energy by overcoming challenges in high performance materials science.


Department of Energy Announces $98 Million for 40 Transformative Energy Technology Projects

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $98 million in funding for 40 new projects as part of OPEN 2018, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA‑E) latest open funding opportunity. These funds will support some of America’s top energy innovators’ R&D projects as they seek to develop technologies to transform the nation’s energy system.


Department of Energy Announces First-Ever Grid Software Competition

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today announced the launch of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first ever Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. The GO Competition, created by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), is a series of challenges to develop software management solutions for a reliable, resilient and secure American electricity grid. 


Department of Energy Announces New Projects to Extend Grid Energy Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the selection of 10 projects as part of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Duration Addition to electricitY Storage (DAYS). Awardees will develop energy storage systems to provide reliable, affordable power to the electric grid for up to 100 hours, enhancing grid resilience and performance. Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar announced the DAYS awardees today at the Innovation XLab Energy Storage Summit at SLAC National Laboratory.


Department of Energy Announces New Funding Opportunity for Next-Generation DC Circuit Breakers

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced up to $15 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely (BREAKERS). BREAKERS projects will develop designs for medium voltage, direct current (MVDC) circuit breakers for a variety of applications.


ARPA-E Announces Funding Opportunity to Develop Novel Heat Exchanger Technologies

ARPA-E today issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) of up to $35 million for the High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP) program, to develop new approaches and technologies for the design and manufacture of high temperature, high pressure, and highly compact heat exchangers.


ARPA-E Announces Funding Opportunity to Support Upcoming Grid Optimization Competition

ARPA-E today issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) of up to $5 million for research and development of algorithms to modernize the electric grid. If successful, awardees will participate in Challenge 1 of ARPA-E’s Grid Optimization (GO) Competition, set to launch in fall 2018.  


Department of Energy Co-Hosts Tech Forum with NASA in New York

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA held the NASA iTech Cycle II forum, an event devoted to solving tough energy challenges on Earth and in space. DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) joined NASA in hosting the event, uniting experts from multiple disciplines in the search for new energy technologies with potentially transformative implications for American competitiveness and security, as well as space exploration.


Department of Energy Announces 10 Projects to Support Advanced Nuclear Reactor Power Plants

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $24 million in funding for 10 projects as part of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program: Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration (MEITNER). MEITNER teams will identify and develop innovative technologies that enable designs for lower cost, safer, advanced nuclear reactors.


Department of Energy Announces Funding to Support Long-Duration Energy Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $30 million in funding for projects as part of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program: Duration Addition to electricitY Storage (DAYS). DAYS project teams will build innovative technologies to enable long-duration energy storage on the power grid, providing reliable electricity for 10 to approximately 100 hours.