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ARPA-E is developing a potential program that seeks to accelerate the design and development cycle for heterogeneous catalyst R&D workflows all the way from rational material discovery, through synthesis, and to final reactor/unit/device application. These novel workflows will be achieved by integrating and exploiting the modern software approaches emerging from data science and modeling (e.g. AI/ML, ab initio, multi-scale kinetic) along with high throughput experimental methods (e.g. parallel testing, self-driving, combinatorial) within a closed loop, automated feedback scheme.

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) hosted a workshop to engage technical experts from power electronics, power systems, HVDC technology, power utilities and other related investment communities to discuss the development and demonstration of multi-terminal high-voltage DC transmission technology for high-performance, low-cost transmission system upgrades in the Unites States.

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The 2024 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit was held from May 22 - May 24, 2024, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, TX.

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ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Bob Ledoux and ARPA-E Fellow Dr. Ben Weiner gathered experts and investors from across academia, Department of Energy national laboratories, and the burgeoning quantum industry to discuss applications of quantum computers to energy-relevant problems in computational chemistry and materials science.

This invitation-only event will bring together the region’s leading clean energy innovators, venture capital investors, and partners to showcase how to start and scale a company in Massachusetts and throughout the United States. There will be unique panel and discussion content for everyone - from how to spin out a company - to learning about working with federal and state government grant programs - to seeing and meeting the region’s novel technology companies.

The workshop’s goals were to engage key stakeholders to accelerate the introduction and deployment of grid-related technologies developed at ARPA-E, to better understand the industry needs and potential technology gaps for grid decarbonization and modernization, and to provide an opportunity for ARPA-E project teams to directly engage with utility companies regarding their current commercialization efforts.

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In this workshop, ARPA-E assessed potential technologies that may reduce nitrogen inputs and soil-based greenhouse gas emissions of N2O from the cultivation of bioenergy crops (corn, soybean, and sorghum).

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ARPA-E held a workshop on Transmutation of Used Nuclear Fuel from August 1-2, 2023, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC. Workshop presentations covered the current state of the art in transmutation and implementation strategies for all transmutation-enabling technologies.

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ARPA-E hosted a workshop on technological challenges and opportunities in achieving a domestic and circular battery supply chain on June 12-13, 2023 in Chicago, IL.

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ARPA-E hosted a workshop on Nuclear Heat & Power for Industrial Process Applications on May 30-June 1, 2023 in Houston, TX.