Press Releases

ARPA-E Announces Innovation Agreement Outlining Vision for the Future of Electrified Airports at Technology Expo Hosted in San Antonio

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the City of San Antonio Aviation Department and City Public Service Board (CPS Energy), and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining collective efforts to develop and promote technologies that include, but are not limited to, sustainable aviation, battery technologies and innovative battery storage solutions, enhanced electric vehicle (EV) charging, and power demand management technologies.

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $10 Million to Explore Using Plants to Extract Critical Materials from Soil to Support Domestic Supply Chain

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $10 million in funding to explore nickel extraction from soil using plants—a process known as phytomining—to establish a competitive domestic supply chain, supplement conventional mining methods, and reduce nickel imports.

ARPA-E Announces First Tranche of Main Stage Speakers for 2024 Energy Innovation Summit

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, Jonathan Scott of Scott Brothers Global, and ARPA-E Director Evelyn N. Wang as Main Stage speakers at the 2024 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.


Blog Posts

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ARPA-E Investor Update Vol. 22: Antora Energy's Thermal Batteries

On February 22, 2024, ARPA-E awardee Antora Energy announced a $150 million Series B funding round, led by Decarbonization Partners, for their modular thermal batteries.

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Meet the Program Director: Dr. Charles Werth

Dr. Charles Werth is a new ARPA-E Program Director. His research prior to joining ARPA-E focused on the intersection of mass transport, fluid flow, interfacial and geo-chemistry, redox reactions, microbial physiology, and material science for the development of sustainable water treatment, groundwater remediation, and geological carbon sequestration technologies.

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ARPA-E Investor Update Vol. 21: Thea Energy's Stellarator

On February 8, 2024, Thea Energy announced a $20 million Series A funding round led by Prelude Ventures with participation from 11.2 Capital, Anglo American, Hitachi Ventures, Lowercarbon Capital, Mercator Partners, Orion Industrial Ventures, and Starlight Ventures. In addition to their Series A funding, they were selected as part of the Department of Energy’s Milestone-Based Fusion Development Program.