How CUNY is Reinventing Batteries for Grid Storage

Learn more about the work ARPA-E awardee CUNY Energy Institute is doing to create long-lasting, fully rechargeable, grid-scale batteries that could be capable of storing enough electricity to power homes, cars, and cities.

Foro’s High-Power Lasers Over Long Distances

ARPA-E awardee Foro Energy has accomplished what many thought was impossible: sending high-powered lasers over long distances. This innovation speeds up traditional drilling applications while lowering their cost, making geothermal and natural gas more accessible.

ARPA-E Deputy Director Cheryl Martin at the 2013 ARPA-E Summit

Keynote address from ARPA- Deputy Director Dr. Cheryl Martin at the 2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.

ATK: Supersonic Carbon Capture

ATK and ACEnt Laboratories, with the help of ARPA-E funding, have taken an aerospace problem, supersonic condensation, and turned it into a viable clean energy solution for carbon capture.

Smart Wire Grid: Resisting Expectations

Smart Wire Grid's DSR technology (Discrete Series Reactor) can be quickly deployed on electrical transmission lines to create intelligent mesh networks capable of quickly rerouting electricity to get power where and when it's needed the most. With their recent ARPA-E funding, Smart Wire Grid has been able to move from prototype and field testing to building out a US manufacturing operation in just under a year.

Electrofuels: More Efficient Than Photosynthesis

Learn more about ARPA-E’s Electrofuels program, which is using microorganisms to create liquid transportation fuels in a new and different way that could be up to 10 times more energy efficient than current biofuel production methods.

How Sun Catalytix is Creating Energy from Water and Sunlight

Watch Dan Nocera from Sun Catalytix explain how his company is helping to advance the next generation of solar energy. Sun Catalytix was funded through ARPA-E's OPEN 2009 program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.