DOE’s ARPA-E Awards $156 Million to 60 Clean Energy R&D Projects

Posted in DOE on September 30th, 2011 by News Desk –

Arun Majumdar, Director of ARPA-E

Washington, D.C. — The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced today it has awarded $156 million to 60 research projects focused on new energy technologies.

The projects selected are located in 25 states, with 50% of projects led by universities, 23% by small businesses, 12% by large businesses, 13% by national labs, and 2% by non-profits.

The funded projects include a wide range of technologies, including:

  • biochemical processes of energy capture and conversion to develop farm-ready crops that deliver more energy per acre;
  • early-stage technology alternatives that reduce or eliminate the dependence on rare earth materials by developing substitutes;
  • and the Solar ADEPT program, which focuses on integrating advanced power electronics into solar panels and solar farms to extract and deliver energy more efficiently.

Prior to today, ARPA-E has awarded $365.7 million to about 120 energy technology R&D projects within seven program areas. This most recent round of selections brings the total to 180 projects, 12 program areas and $521.7 million in awards at ARPA-E to date.

Further details on the most recent projects receiving ARPA-E funding are available at the link below.

ARPA-E funding announcement