Press Releases

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $45 Million in Carbon Storage Technologies for Building Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $45 million  to support the development of technologies that  can transform  buildings into net carbon storage structures.  With  carbon storing  building  materials  often  being  scarce,  expensive,  and geographically limited,  DOE is  pioneering  technologies that  overcome these barriers to lower or eliminate emissions associated with their production.

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $40 Million to Reduce Fuel Waste from Advanced Nuclear Reactors

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $40 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program that will limit the amount of waste produced from advanced nuclear reactors, protecting the land and air and increasing the deployment and use of nuclear power as a reliable source of clean energy.

U.S. Department of Energy Invests $35 Million to Dramatically Reduce Carbon Footprint of Biofuel Production

15 New Research Projects Will Seek Improvements to Biofuel Manufacturing That Maximize Production While Reducing CO2 Emissions Waste


Blog Posts

The REBELS of Distributed Power

Fuel cells use the chemical energy in fuels to produce clean, safe, and efficient electricity. Fuel cells can also be used to provide distributed power generation (DG), which refers to electricity generation located at or near the site where it will be used. Efficient, fuel-flexible, cost-competitive DG systems provide reliable stationary combined heat and power (CHP) for a variety of applications, including commercial buildings and data centers.  There is a critical need to develop fuel cell technologies that can enable DG at low cost and with high efficiency.

ARPA-E Investor Update Vol. 5

On September 7, 2021, WHOOP launched its latest wearable fitness device, WHOOP 4.0, which will feature Sila Nanotechnologies’ new battery technology. Their technology replaces graphite anodes with silicon (Si) to increase the energy density of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, which can reduce battery size without sacrificing safety or performance. Sila Nanotechnologies’ anode technology helps enable the WHOOP 4.0’s slim design.  

Fusing for Further Advancement: Introducing the ARPA-E Fusion Capability Teams

Over the past several years, ARPA-E has funded a number of fusion “capability teams” through the Fusion Diagnostics “Exploratory Topic” (2019) and the BETHE program (2020) to accelerate fusion-energy R&D via public-private partnerships. These capability teams, drawing predominantly from federally funded researchers at U.S.