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The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) within the U.S. Department of Energy is hosting a workshop to convene technical experts and thought leaders to explore opportunities and challenges related to energy efficient carbon removal via advanced terrestrial ecosystems and bioeconomy supply chains. The workshop will include technical and market focused presentations, panel discussions, and facilitated breakout groups, with the overarching goal of identifying disruptive R&D pathways related to low-energy, low-cost, and large-scale technologies and strategies for terrestrial carbon dioxide removal, management, and sequestration, or “carbon farming.”

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ARPA-E is exploring a potential program to develop scalable and economic technologies for the measurement, reporting and verification of ocean carbon dioxide removal (CDR). This workshop convened experts in ocean sensing, sensor platforms, modeling and carbon economics to identify innovative research paths for the development of disruptive technologies that will provide a quantitative basis for ocean CDR in carbon markets.

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The virtual ARPA-E Reactive Carbon Capture Workshop was hosted by Program Directors Dr. Jack Lewnard and Dr. David Tew on Wednesday & Thursday, February 2 & 3, 2022.  The workshop brought together thought leaders with backgrounds in fuel synthesis, carbon capture, and process engineering (among others) to identify opportunities and potentially transformational technology approaches for inexpensive conversion of diffuse or point-source CO2 to high-value chemical intermediates and/or fuel products.

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The workshop convened leading experts in the field of datacenter thermal management with the objective to identify innovative research paths forward for the development of disruptive technologies that enable transformational high efficiency cooling methods for new and existing datacenters.

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The primary objective of this workshop was to solicit input from a cross-section of the battery research community and industry to inform development of a potential funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on this topic. The potential program would aim to achieve a minimum performance level, AFTER 500 capacity turnovers, equivalent to 450 Wh/kg and 80% charging in 15 minutes or less.

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The objective of this workshop was to explore compelling R&D opportunities in Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) in support of developing metrics for a potential ARPA-E R&D program in LENR.

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The objective of this workshop is to solicit stakeholder feedback and ideas regarding the scope of a potential disruptive program focused on technologies to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the production of iron and steel.

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) organized a virtual workshop from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, and Wednesday, July 28. The objective of this workshop was to solicit stakeholder feedback and ideas regarding the scope of a potential, new “Converting UNF Radioisotope Inventories into Energy” (CURIE) program focused on economically and securely recycling the nation’s existing commercial used nuclear fuel.

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The primary purpose of this workshop was to discuss research opportunities targeting enhanced mineralization of atmospheric carbon as a tool for both sequestration and the liberation of energy relevant elements. The discussions in this workshop could help inform a potential future program in this area.

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The purpose of this workshop was for ARPA-E to solicit input from a cross-section of the research community and industry in advance of a potential funding opportunity in this area. We brought together experts in embodied carbon, building design, construction materials, and emerging low carbon materials. Given the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of this space, we sought insights as to which research areas have the greatest potential to significantly store carbon, while also being viable for implementation as construction materials.