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Reliving the Excitement of the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

The 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit was packed full of interesting and insightful discussion from speakers across industry, academia, and government. Photos from the Summit are now available on the Summit website and videos from the Summit are included below to help you relive all the excitement in Denver. Monday, May 23rd We kicked off the Summit with keynote addresses from Dr. Jennifer Gerbi, Acting Director and Deputy Director for Technology at ARPA-E, and the Honorable Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver. Following these keynote addresses was Dr. David Horsup,…


Agtech’s Next Frontier with Dr. Nick Goeser
Agtech’s Next Frontier

ARPA-E recently welcomed Dr. Nick Goeser as the federal Tech-to-Market (T2M) advisor for our agriculture technology portfolio. We sat down with Dr. Goeser ahead of ARPA-E’s upcoming carbon farming workshop to discuss his perspectives on the current state of domestic agriculture, and how ARPA-E can play a role in transforming the industry to better meet the needs of our society. Q: You recently joined the T2M team at ARPA-E. What were you doing before joining ARPA-E and what motivated you to join the team? A: Prior to ARPA-E my experience has largely focused on agriculture technology and…


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Feeding Frenzy

The land-based counterparts of our oceans’ most notorious carnivores, the hungry entrepreneurs from popular reality TV show Shark Tank, recently had their mouths watering at a new product developed by ARPA-E awardee Umaro Foods. Their innovation, plant-based bacon, comes from an unexpected protein source: ocean-farmed seaweed. Umaro recently brought their plant-based bacon for a high-profile taste test on Shark Tank. After enthusiastically pitching their seaweed bacon to the Sharks, including a detailed explanation of how the future of plant-based protein could be found in the ocean, Umaro…


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ARPA-E Investor Update Vol. 8

Heirloom Carbon Technologies recently announced $53 million in follow-on funding for their direct air capture (DAC) technology raised from investors including Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Heirloom’s technology leverages carbon mineralization, taking naturally available rocks and minerals with a propensity to absorb CO2 and increasing their speed and ability to do so. This promising method includes a repeated enhanced weathering process, in which a natural reaction between CO2 in air and magnesium- and/or calcium-rich minerals is accelerated to form a solid carbonate that can be processed…


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Concluding the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

In our final day at the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, we started with ‘Coffee with ARPA-E,’ a continuation of yesterday’s event where folks had the opportunity to network with and learn from ARPA-E leadership, program directors, tech-to-market advisors, and fellows about opportunities related to ARPA-E and discussions about moving transformational technologies out of the lab and into the market. Following ‘Coffee with ARPA-E,’ morning breakout sessions consisted of three panels on government funding, decarbonization, and electric grid infrastructure. Breakout panels included…


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Wrapping Up Day 2 of the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Day 2 of the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit began with ‘Coffee with ARPA-E,’ where attendees had the opportunity to network with ARPA-E leadership, program directors, tech-to-market advisors, and fellows on the future of energy innovation and technology. (Coffee with ARPA-E) Following ‘Coffee with ARPA-E,’ morning breakout sessions consisted of ARPA-E’s fast pitches and two panels on nuclear energy and energy opportunities in defense. Fast pitches and breakout panels included: Fast Pitch: Carbon, moderated by Dr. Jack Lewnard, Program Director (PD) at ARPA-E, and…


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Launching into Day 1 of the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

We had a remarkable jam-packed first day of the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. The Summit began with a keynote address from Dr. Jennifer Gerbi, Acting Director and Deputy Director of Technology at ARPA-E. Dr. Gerbi’s keynote address was followed by keynote addresses from the Honorable Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver who graciously welcomed ARPA-E and conference attendees to his district. (Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver) Following the keynote addresses, we heard from Dr. David Horsup, the managing director at OGCI Climate Investments, on ‘The Greatest Innovation…


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Maximize your Time and Energy at the 2022 Summit with the Summit’s Mobile App

The 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit kicks off next week. We look forward to being back in person in Denver with the energy innovation community. Registered attendees can gain access to one-of-a-kind networking RIGHT NOW by using the ARPA-E Summit app to enhance your Summit experience.   The Summit’s mobile app will provide the most up-to-date agenda with real-time updates and notifications, as well as speaker biographies, panel descriptions, Showcase participant profiles, attendee profiles, networking tools, and more.  All the important attendee and exhibitor details and…


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Transformational Technologies at the 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

The 2022 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is only weeks away! The ARPA-E team is excited to welcome thousands of energy innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and government representatives to Denver, Colorado for this can’t-miss event. Register today to join us May 23-25. The Summit’s Technology Showcase continues to be a fan-favorite, featuring more than 340 exhibitors displaying the nation’s most innovative energy technologies. You do not want to miss this opportunity to check out these potentially groundbreaking technologies and speak with the ARPA-E awardees, vetted technology…


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REPAIR Program Update: First Year Perspective and What's Next

DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy was established in 2009 to explore high-impact technologies that are too risky for the private sector. REPAIR (Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement) is a 3-year, $38 million program with ambitious goals for natural gas distribution pipes. The program seeks new technologies to rehabilitate the pipes, extending their life by 50 years, with minimal surface disruption while the pipes are live, and with a cost less than $1 million per mile. Seven teams are developing robots that can provide polymer or metal coatings on the…