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. 


Department of Energy Partners with NASA to Call for Transformative Energy Ideas

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today joined NASA in launching a new NASA iTech challenge, a competition inviting the nation’s top entrepreneurs and researchers to showcase their ideas for transformative energy concepts. 


ARPA-E Announces 8 New Projects to Develop High-Efficiency Distributed Generation Systems

ARPA-E today announced $16 million in funding for eight projects as part of the Innovative Natural-gas Technologies for Efficiency Gain in Reliable and Affordable Thermochemical Electricity-generation (INTEGRATE) program. 


Department of Energy to Host 2018 ARPA-E Summit

ARPA-E will host its ninth annual Energy Innovation Summit from March 13-15, 2018. The Summit draws thousands of participants from across the United States and internationally to convene a forum on the future of energy innovation. The Summit encourages leaders from industry, government, and academia to build partnerships that shape the direction of public-private cooperation in energy technology.


Department of Energy Announces $100 Million Open Solicitation for Transformative Energy Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $100 million in funding for new projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA‑E) latest OPEN funding opportunity. OPEN will support America’s top innovators through dozens of early-stage research and development projects as they build technologies to transform the nation’s energy system.  


ARPA-E Announces 15 New Projects to Reduce Energy Use in Buildings

ARPA-E today announced $20 million in funding for 15 projects that will develop a new class of sensor systems to enable significant energy savings via reduced demand for heating and cooling in residential and commercial buildings. ARPA-E’s Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition (SENSOR) program will support innovative and highly accurate presence sensors and occupant counters that optimize heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) of buildings while reducing cost and slashing energy use. 


DOE Announces New Funding Opportunity to Support Advanced Nuclear Reactor Power Plants

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding for projects as part of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program: Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration (MEITNER). MEITNER projects seek to identify and develop innovative technologies that can enable designs for lower cost, safer, advanced nuclear reactors. The ARPA-E team developed this funding opportunity in close coordination with DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy.


Department of Energy Announces 18 New Projects to Accelerate Production of Macroalgae for Energy and Other Uses

The Department of Energy today announced $22 million in funding through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for 18 innovative projects as part of the Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) program. MARINER projects will develop the tools to enable the United States to become a leading producer of macroalgae, or seaweed, helping to improve U.S. energy security and economic competitiveness. Macroalgae can be utilized as a feedstock for domestic transportation fuels, chemicals and other commercial products without competing with food crops for land and water.