Press Releases

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $35 million in funding for twelve projects focused on developing technologies to reduce methane emissions in the oil, gas, and coal industries. DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year (REMEDY) program was unveiled earlier this year for universities and private companies focused on dramatically reducing U.S.


U.S. Department of Energy Announces $45 Million in Carbon Storage Technologies for Building Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $45 million  to support the development of technologies that  can transform  buildings into net carbon storage structures.  With  carbon storing  building  materials  often  being  scarce,  expensive,  and geographically limited,  DOE is  pioneering  technologies that  overcome these barriers to lower or eliminate emissions associated with their production.


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.


 

Blog Posts

The REMEDY for Methane Conversion

ARPA-E's REMEDY (Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year) program is a three-year, $35 million research effort aimed at reducing methane emissions from three specific point sources from the coal, oil, and gas sector. These three sources are responsible for 10% of anthropogenic methane emissions. REMEDY seeks technical solutions that can achieve 99.5% methane conversion and commercial scalability. If successful, REMEDY systems could dramatically reduce U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at low cost.


The REBELS of Distributed Power

Fuel cells use the chemical energy in fuels to produce clean, safe, and efficient electricity. Fuel cells can also be used to provide distributed power generation (DG), which refers to electricity generation located at or near the site where it will be used. Efficient, fuel-flexible, cost-competitive DG systems provide reliable stationary combined heat and power (CHP) for a variety of applications, including commercial buildings and data centers.  There is a critical need to develop fuel cell technologies that can enable DG at low cost and with high efficiency.


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.