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ARPA-E Releases $150 Million Open Funding Opportunity for “Transformational” Technologies

Posted in DOE, Investment on March 2nd, 2012 by News Desk –

DOE Sec. Steven Chu (left), President Bill Clinton (right) at ARPA-E Innovation Summit, Wash., DC, Feb. 29 2012

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) on Friday announced a $150 million funding opportunity open to “all transformational energy technologies to support the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above approach to solving our nation’s most pressing energy challenges.”

Scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs who would not otherwise be able to attract private investment, but could lead to breakthrough energy technologies, are invited to apply for funding, according to ARPA-E.

Individual awards under the open funding opportunity will range between $250,000 and $10 million.

This is the second open funding opportunity released under ARPA-E. The first was in 2009.

The Obama administration launched ARPA-E in 2009 to seek out breakthrough technologies that are too risky for private sector investment but have the potential to translate science into major advances in energy technology and form the foundation for entirely new industries.

Since its founding, ARPA-E has funded a total of more than 180 projects, for $521.7 million in awards across 12 program areas. Last year, 11 of its projects that received $40 million for innovative research were able to use this funding to demonstrate results, which allowed these teams to secure more than $200 million in outside private capital investment, according to the agency.

More details on the funding opportunity are available at the link below.

ARPA-E Funding Info

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