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Events & Workshops

January 26, 2017 to January 27, 2017

ARPA-E held a workshop on “Fuel Cell and Heat Engine Hybrid CHP Systems” on January 26-27, 2017 in the Washington, D.C. area. The workshop convened leading experts in fuel cells, heat engines, materials and advanced manufacturing technologies to identify related technological solutions that would help to enable the introduction of highly efficient (>70%) yet cost-effective

December 13, 2016 to December 14, 2016

ARPA-E held a workshop on “Lower Grade Waste Heat Recovery” on December 13-14, 2016 in the San Francisco area. The workshop convened leading experts in waste heat recovery, materials development, and novel solid-state materials technology (emerging compositions, materials synthesis/processing, combinatorial screening/optimization, robust module designs) to identify innovative research paths for the development of next-generation lower grade (

October 27, 2016 to October 28, 2016

ARPA-E held a workshop on “Rewiring Anaerobic Digestion” on October 27-28, 2016 in the Washington, D.C. area. The workshop brought together experts in the fields of anaerobic digestion, microbiome science, microbial consortia engineering, electrocatalysis, and chemical engineering (catalytic hydrogenation and liquid-liquid separations), to identify feasible research pathways forward for the development of disruptive technologies that can enable enhanced hydrolysis, prevention of methanogenesis, volatile fatty acid (VFA) separations, and downstream upgrading to hydrocarbons.

September 29, 2016 to September 30, 2016

ARPA-E held a workshop on the "Interconnected - Highly Utilized Grid” on September 29-30, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop convened leading experts in power systems, modeling, data analytics, and control systems to identify potential paths for disruptive technologies aimed at large scale deployment of renewables and distributed energy resources (DERs). The discussion focused on the challenge and promise of maximally utilizing the existing grid, while accounting for upcoming changes in Transmission and Distribution structures, as well as generation and load patterns.

September 13, 2016

ARPA-E hosted a workshop entitled “Novel Power Electronic Systems Enabled by Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors” on September 13, 2016 in the Washington, D.C. area. The workshop convened leading experts in power electronics, power systems, circuit design, wide bandgap materials, semiconductor devices, packaging and module design, and end use applications to identify innovative research paths forward for the development of disruptive advanced circuit topologies that lead to higher efficiency, more reliable, reduced size and weight, and lower cost devices and/or system architectures.

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