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Calling for Your Expertise on New Sources of Helium

Here at ARPA-E, we are constantly looking for transformative energy technologies that have the potential to shift the energy landscape in unprecedented ways. We are currently interested in exploring sustainable methods of safeguarding domestic helium production and ensuring helium availability for next generation energy technologies. Helium is critically important for a variety of technologies, including semiconductor and fiber optics manufacturing, quantum computing, neutron detection, fission and fusion reactor cooling, and leak detection and analysis in gas processing facilities. While…


ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Cory Phillips Q&A Blog
Meet the Program Director: Dr. Cory Phillips

Dr. Cory Phillips currently serves as a Program Director for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). As a chemical engineer, his focus at ARPA-E is on catalysis (discovery & scale-up) & reaction engineering (CRE) for renewable fuels and energy related applications and process technology, as well as tribochemical engineering of surfaces for energy conservation applications.  What brought you to ARPA-E? I've known about ARPA-E for a while now, even serving as a concept paper reviewer a few years ago. I've also served as a merit reviewer with several offices…


ARPA-E GOPHURRS Q&A Phil Kim
ARPA-E Goes Underground

ARPA-E hired Dr. Philseok Kim during the height of the pandemic to lend his wealth of expertise in materials to the energy landscape. Previously the co-founder and CTO of Adaptive Surface Technologies, spun-out of an ARPA-E-funded Harvard University project focused on non-slip coatings to prevent marine fouling and improve the fuel economy of the shipping sector, Dr. Kim was a familiar face with a unique background and something distinct and exciting to offer in energy. Nearly three years later, we check in with Dr. Kim to learn how his previous experience prepared him for his current…


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Add ARPA-E to Your CES 2024 Schedule

If you’re at CES this week, make sure you stop by booth #10177 in LVCC North Hall for the chance to experience seven demonstrations of groundbreaking energy technologies. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), hosted by the Consumer Technology Association, is one of the largest tech events in the world. ARPA-E is excited to host a booth featuring several ARPA-E project teams demonstrating their technologies. Make sure you visit LVCC North Hall booth #10177 for the chance to see demos of ARPA-E's disruptive clean energy technologies. Check out the floor map here. The ARPA-E booth will…


ARPA-E Niron Magnetics Investor Update Blog
ARPA-E Investor Update Vol. 18

On November 8, 2023, ARPA-E awardee Niron Magnetics raised $33M in funding for their proprietary Clean Earth Magnet™ technology from the venture funds of General Motors (GM), Stellantis, and other investors. The strategic partnership between Niron, GM, and Stellantis will enable Niron to move beyond the production capacity supported by ARPA-E’s Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP) 2021 program, increase customer prototyping programs, and support small-scale product runs for key entry markets. This is in addition to a $21.3M raise in July…


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Registration Opens for the 2024 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Today, ARPA-E announces that registration is now open for the 2024 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit!   The 2024 Summit will take place May 22-24, 2024, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. This will be the Summit’s first time in the lone star state, home to some of the most exciting energy innovation projects in the United States.   The 2024 Summit theme is, “Bolder Today, Brighter Tomorrow.” The Summit will recognize the groundbreaking work of past and present ARPA-E performers and highlight how their disruptive, impactful efforts will help make…


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Securing the U.S. Electric Power Grid

ARPA-E OPEN 2018 program performer University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison), in collaboration with Washington State University and Electric Power Group (EPG), developed a real-time monitoring system of the electric grid using a unique approach called “persistence” measure which is used to monitor power system oscillations. The team also developed tools to detect and locate the source of forced oscillations in the power grid using Phasor Measurement Units (PMU).  Oscillations are cyclic variations in power system metrics such as frequency, voltages, currents, and power flows.…


ARPA-E Blog MINER BOOST
Recapping ARPA-E’s Entrepreneurial Training Bootcamp

In mid-October, the Mining Innovations for Negative Emissions Resources Business Orientation and Origination of Spinouts Training (MINER BOOST) bootcamp brought together graduate students from across the United States for four days of entrepreneurship training in Baltimore, Maryland. The bootcamp was hosted by the Grantham Foundation and led by the Novella Center for Entrepreneurship’s Conscious Venture Lab (CVL.) MINER BOOST participants, including graduate students and postdocs and ARPA-E and CVL staff. The ARPA-E MINER program, led by Program Director Dr. Doug Wicks, seeks to…


Steve Singer Q&A
Meet the Program Director: Dr. Steven Singer

Dr. Steven Singer currently serves as a Program Director for ARPA-E and is a Senior Scientist in the Biological Systems and Engineering Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. At ARPA-E, he is focused on reimagining nitrogen and carbon management in agriculture and biomanufacturing. What brought you to ARPA-E? I’ve had a long engagement with ARPA-E, early in my career I was the PI for a project in the Electrofuels program, which was the first big grant I managed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and I have been involved in a few additional ARPA-E projects. I…


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ARPA-E Investor Update Vol. 17

On May 31, 2023, ARPA-E awardee Realta Fusion raised $9 million in seed funding for their compact magnetic mirror fusion technology in a round led by Khosla Ventures. This is in addition to an award from the Department of Energy’s Milestone-Based Fusion Development Program for up to $3M aimed at driving forward commercial fusion energy development. Realta Fusion will use this funding to build out their staff and develop the design of their next stage prototype fusion device, the Break-Even Axisymmetric Mirror (BEAM) device. Realta plans to generate heat from fusion for industrial…