Press Releases

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $28 Million to Decarbonize Domestic Iron and Steel Production

In support of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $28 million in funding to 13 projects across 9 states to advance zero-process-emission ironmaking and ultra-low life cycle emissions steelmaking.

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.


Blog Posts

ARPA-E PD Q&A Blog Jungho Kim
Meet the Program Director: Dr. Jungho Kim

Tell us about your background and what brought you to ARPA-E. 

I joined ARPA-E from the University of Maryland where I have taught in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 1998. I have always been interested in ARPA-E because my primary field of research is in the thermosciences (heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics.) Given ARPA-E’s visibility and funding ability, what better place is there to serve and have a chance to have an outsized impact on our energy use and infrastructure? 

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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.

ARPA-E Program Director Q&A Blog Dr. Charles Werth
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.