Press Releases

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $40 Million to Reduce Fuel Waste from Advanced Nuclear Reactors

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $40 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program that will limit the amount of waste produced from advanced nuclear reactors, protecting the land and air and increasing the deployment and use of nuclear power as a reliable source of clean energy.


U.S. Department of Energy Invests $35 Million to Dramatically Reduce Carbon Footprint of Biofuel Production

15 New Research Projects Will Seek Improvements to Biofuel Manufacturing That Maximize Production While Reducing CO2 Emissions Waste


U.S. Department of Energy Announces $35 Million for Technologies to Reduce Methane Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $35 million for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program focused on developing technologies to reduce methane emissions in the oil, gas, and coal industries. This funding opportunity will support projects that can be replicated easily and commercialized quickly to cut methane accumulation in the atmosphere and mitigate the effects of climate change.


 

Blog Posts

ARPA-E Investor Update Vol. 5

On September 7, 2021, WHOOP launched its latest wearable fitness device, WHOOP 4.0, which will feature Sila Nanotechnologies’ new battery technology. Their technology replaces graphite anodes with silicon (Si) to increase the energy density of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, which can reduce battery size without sacrificing safety or performance. Sila Nanotechnologies’ anode technology helps enable the WHOOP 4.0’s slim design.  


Fusing for Further Advancement: Introducing the ARPA-E Fusion Capability Teams

Over the past several years, ARPA-E has funded a number of fusion “capability teams” through the Fusion Diagnostics “Exploratory Topic” (2019) and the BETHE program (2020) to accelerate fusion-energy R&D via public-private partnerships. These capability teams, drawing predominantly from federally funded researchers at U.S.


ARPA-E Announces Over $9 Million in Funding to Technology Projects Working to Remove Harmful Greenhouse Gas From U.S. Power Grid

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced it selected four projects to receive a combined $9.4 million to develop technology focused on removing sulfur hexafluoride—a significantly more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide—from the U.S. power grid.

The four projects selected to receive funding include the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.; Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga.; GE Grid Solutions, LLC in Charleroi, Pa.; and Toshiba International Corporation in Houston, Texas.