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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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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.

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.

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This workshop intended to gather external inputs from across the world for transformative technology needs to catalyze a large-scale deployment of cost-competitive and low carbon-footprint phytomining in the US.

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The workshop covened representatives from transportation industries including railroad operators and locomotive manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, shipping companies, and energy storage systems along with venture capital investors, university and national laboratories researchers, government agencies, and other stakeholders.