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SCALEUP LAUNCH PAD

ARPA-E'S SEMI-FINALISTS

ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Advisor Mary Yamada and Associate Director for Technology-to-Market Dr. James Zahler discuss ARPA-E's SCALEUP Program in a recent episode of "Energy Briefs", ARPA-E's new digital content series.

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that funds high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. ARPA-E awardees are unique because they are developing entirely new ways to generate, store, and use energy.

ARPA-E R&D projects develop potentially disruptive technologies through substantial technical advancement. ARPA-E created the SCALEUP Program to address the technology “scaling gap” and remaining technical risk of successful technologies. The goal of the program is to translate the performance achieved at the lab-and bench-scale to commercially viable versions of the technology.

The SCALEUP Launch Pad provides investors industry, manufacturers, and other potential partners the opportunity to hear recorded pitches from the selected SCALEUP Semi-Finalists. Information on the teams, companies, partnering status, as well as their technology and project proposals is provided within the profiles below.

ARPA-E hosted a 2-day virtual Workshop Series, on August 11th and 12th, to facilitate partnerships between Semi-Finalists and investors, industry, manufactures, and many others. The Workshop Series was held via WebEx and registration was required; registration was free of charge.

Day One included Industrial, Grid, and Renewables projects. Day Two highlighted Buildings, Agriculture, and Transportation companies. Attendees heard a short pitch from each of the participating Semi-Finalists.

Watch Day 1 and 2 of the workshop below.

ARPA-E has selected the SCALEUP Semi-Finalists, and each has been offered the opportunity to participate within the SCALEUP Launch Pad. Those participating in the Launch Pad have developed profiles to help facilitate their partnering efforts. These Semi-Finalist profiles - available through the hyperlinks below - provide information on their company and team, technology and proposed project, as well as contact information.

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Advanced Power Electronics Corporation

Smart Plug 2.0: Improving Energy Efficiency and Preventing Electrical Hazards

Buildings
Bridger Photonics

Scaling Disruptive Methane Leak Detection and Quantification

Industrial
Cadenza Innovation

Lithium-Ion Supercell Production Scale Up for BESS Application

Storage
Cambridge Electronics

FinFET Technology for Data Center Voltage Regulators

Buildings
Dioxide Materials and LanzaTech

Converting CO2 into Fuels and Chemicals

Fuels
Exergi Predictive

Connected Energy Management System for Electrified Last Mile Delivery Vehicles

Transportation
Feasible

Increasing Productivity & Profitability in Battery Manufacturing via In-line Process Monitoring & Quality Management

Storage
Imagen Energy

Compact 1MW Electric Drive and Motor System for Water Treatment High-Speed Turbo Blowers

Industrial
Ion Storage Systems

Production Scale Up of Safe, High Energy Density Lithium Ion Batteries

Storage
Ionic Materials

High-Throughput Manufacturing of Breakthrough Polymer Electrolyte to Enable Low-Cost Solid-State Batteries 

Storage
LongPath Technologies

Basin-SCAN: Basin-Scale Continuous Oil and Gas Emissions Mitigation Network

Industrial
Mantel Technologies

Turbo-Compression Cooling

Industrial
MicroCeres

WATER SAVER: Water Sensors for Advanced Energy Reduction

Industrial
NewGrid

Grid Reconfigurations of Underlying Topology for Efficiency and Reliability (GRID ROUTER)

Grid
Onboard Dynamics

Self-Contained Methane Treatment and Compression System

Fuels
Opus 12

PEM CO2 Electrolyzer Scale-Up

Fuels
Packetized Energy

Scalable Deployment and Demonstration of MW-scale, Grid-edge Flexibility with Packetized Energy Management

Grid
PolyPlus Battery Company

Scaleup of Highly Conductive Glass Separators for Next Generation Li Metal Batteries

Storage
SkyCool Systems

Saving Energy In Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Systems Using Radiative Sky Cooling

Buildings
Solid Power

Lithium Metal Solid-state Cell Production Scale-up and Demonstration

Storage
Switched Source

Scaling Up Cost-Effective Grid Modernization

Grid
Utilidata

Transformation of the Distribution System: Distributed and Resilient Optimal Power Flow

Grid

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Please be aware that presentations and materials, including any external links, provided on the Launch Pad are solely the responsibility of the Semi-Finalists, and have not been vetted by ARPA-E.  Additionally, the Semi-Finalist/Project Team names and logos used on this site or in the linked presentations are the trademarks of their respective holders. Reference or depiction on the Launch Pad website to any specific organization, trademark, service or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by ARPA-E.

On February 24th, ARPA-E held a webinar on the SCALEUP program for members of industry and the investment community. Links to a recording of the webinar, the presentation slides, and responses to frequently asked questions are below:

Additional details on the SCALEUP Program are available on ARPA-E’s SCALEUP Program Page.

For general questions regarding the SCALEUP Program and Workshop, please email arpa-e-comms@hq.doe.gov(link sends e-mail).

Important for FOA applicants: If you have any questions, please review the SCALEUP Program Page or our general FAQs section at http://arpa-e.energy.gov/faq. If you are unable to find an answer to your question, FOA questions must be sent with SCALEUP and No. DE-FOA-0002166 and in the subject line to ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov