ARPA-E announces $150M to develop systems that provide abundant primary energy, enable intermodal energy transport, and sustainably meet demand for polymers & other materials

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $150 million in funding to develop groundbreaking technologies to realize ARPA-E’s vision of the energy future. (DE-FOA-0003387) This vision includes three goals that are critical to achieve a sustainable energy and carbon transition with: 1) greenhouse... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding to support the development of innovative approaches for hydrogen gas emissions detection and quantification. The focus of this new ARPA-E effort is on detecting emissions throughout the full hydrogen supply chain, from production to end use. Cost-effective,... Read more →


ARPA-E ROSIE program announces $28M for 13 projects to decarbonize domestic iron and steel production

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $28 million in funding to 13 projects across 9 states to advance zero-process-emission ironmaking and ultra-low life cycle emissions steelmaking. The technologies funded through this program would be the first to meet both emissions and cost-parity goals. The teams will be managed by... Read more →


ARPA-E awards Booz Allen $550M contract to support energy technology innovation

Booz Allen Hamilton was awarded a ten-year $550-million contract from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to support the advancement of high-potential, high-impact, early-stage technologies that generate, store, and use energy in entirely new ways to reduce USemissions, improve energy efficiency, and increase the resiliency and... Read more →


Wright Electric, in collaboration with Columbia University, has been awarded a contract from the US Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) to support development of an ultra-energy-dense aluminum battery and novel artificial intelligence system. The $1,499,098 funding is part of the Plane Electrification with 1K energy storage systems program... Read more →


South 8 demonstrates LiGas liquefied gas electrolyte with LNMO cathodes

South 8 Technologies, the developer of LiGas, liquefied gas electrolyte for advanced lithium-ion batteries (earlier post), has demonstrated high performance on cobalt-free, low nickel, and high-energy battery cells designed for next generation electric vehicles (EV). LiGas is a blend of non-toxic, non-corrosive gases that liquefies under pressure, enabling several safety... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $15 million for 12 projects across 11 states to advance next-generation, high-energy storage solutions to help accelerate the electrification of the aviation, railroad, and maritime transportation sectors. Funded through the Pioneering Railroad, Oceanic and Plane ELectrification with 1K energy storage systems (PROPEL-1K) program... Read more →


DOE awarding $20M to 16 projects on geologic hydrogen

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million for 16 projects across 8 states to accelerate the natural subsurface generation of hydrogen. This is the first time that the US government has competitively selected teams to research this kind of technology. The 16 teams announced are set to receive... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $30 million in funding to develop innovative solutions that support the creation of a circular electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain. (DE-FOA-0003303) Funded by DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the Catalyzing Innovative Research for Circular Use of Long-lived Advanced Rechargeables... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $34 million for 12 projects across 11 states to strengthen and modernize the US’ aging power grid through the development of cost-effective, high-speed, and safe undergrounding technologies. Through the Grid Overhaul with Proactive, High-speed Undergrounding for Reliability, Resilience, and Security (GOPHURRS) program, the... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $30 million in funding to develop first-wall materials—the materials used for the chamber where fusion reactions occur—that can maintain design performance in a fusion power plant. (DE-FOA-0003240) As fusion energy advances toward commercial deployment, finding materials capable of optimized performance for... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $38 million in funding (DE-FOA-0003234) to develop sustainable carbon-containing liquids from renewable energy through the Grid-free Renewable Energy Enabling New Ways to Economical Liquids and Long‑term Storage (GREENWELLS) program. Managed by the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the new program... Read more →


US DOE to award $10M to provide flexible, rapid support for transformational energy research; ARPA-E SPARKS

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $10 million in funding (DE-FOA-0003164) to support innovative energy concepts that challenge the status quo and promote groundbreaking clean energy solutions. This new effort—managed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)—would support concepts that, if successful, would represent a new paradigm... Read more →


ARPA-E awarding $36M to 11 projects for marine CO2 removal capture and storage (mCDR)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $36 million for 11 projects to accelerate the development of marine carbon dioxide removal (mCDR) capture and storage technologies. Funded through Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy’s (ARPA-E) Sensing Exports of Anthropogenic Carbon through Ocean Observation (SEA-CO2) program, these projects will support novel... Read more →


ARPA-E awards GE Aerospace $4.5M to build and demo small prototype engine with fuel cells and SAF

Following the successful completion of the design phase of the FLyCLEEN (fuel cell embedded engine) project (earlier post), ARPA-E’s REEACH program has awarded GE Aerospace Research $4.5 million in Phase 2 funding to take the next step of building and demonstrating a 25kW power generation subsystem integrating solid oxide fuel... Read more →


ARPA-E awarding $10M to 3 projects to develop and manufacture domestically high performance superconductors

The US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) announced $10 million in funding to three projects developing novel manufacturing technologies for superconducting tapes. Enabling widely available low-cost, high-temperature superconducting (HTS) tapes could have major implications for the United States’ transition to a net-zero energy future. The... Read more →


Given recent interest in the discovery of naturally accumulating deposits of subsurface hydrogen known as geologic hydrogen (earlier post), the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding to develop technologies that can stimulate the generation of hydrogen within the subsurface at the lowest cost and... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $30 million in funding (DE-FOA-0003162) to develop next-generation, high-energy storage solutions to help accelerate the electrification of the aviation, railroad, and maritime transportation sectors. Transportation is responsible for approximately 29% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually in the United States.... Read more →


ARPA-E awarding $10M to 5 projects in PRE-TRAILS topic; contrail prevention

The US Department of Energy announced $10 million in funding for five projects working on new technologies and tools to reduce the environmental impact of aviation. (Earlier post.) Condensation trails—commonly known as contrails—occur when aircraft exhaust water mixes with cold, surrounding humid air at high altitude. Under certain specific atmospheric... Read more →


ARPA-E awarding $9M to six projects modeling optimal deployment for low-carbon intermodal freight transportation system

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $9 million in funding to six projects developing technology to model the low-carbon intermodal freight transportation system of the future. The following six teams are set to receive funding through the Advanced Research Project Agency’s (ARPA-E) INcreasing Transportation Efficiency and Resiliency through MODeling... Read more →


Ricardo, Achates Power developing next-gen OP GCI engines for LDVs

Ricardo is working in collaboration with Achates Power to develop the next generation of opposed-piston (OP) gasoline compression ignition (GCI) engines for light duty vehicles in a multi-phased project (BERYL), funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). (Earlier post.) Achates first received ARPA-E funding... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $35 million in funding (DE-FOA-0003117) to support a new program to enable zero-process-emission ironmaking and ultra-low life cycle emissions steelmaking. The iron and steel industry accounts for around 7% of global greenhouse gas (GHG)... Read more →


ARPA-E announces $100M for third iteration of SCALEUP funding

The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has issued its third funding opportunity for the SCALEUP (Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential) program. (Earlier post.) The objective of the $100-million ARPA-E SCALEUP 2023 FOA (DE-FOA-0003100) is to support the scaling of high-risk and potentially disruptive... Read more →


ARPA-E seeks to develop superconducting cables for fusion, grid, electric aviation, motors & generators

The US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $10 million in funding to develop novel manufacturing technologies for superconducting tapes. (DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 06) Enabling widely available low-cost, high-performance superconducting (HTS) tapes could help enable the market growth and proliferation of nuclear fusion, superconducting... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $5 million in funding (DE-FOA-0002784, Topic E) to evaluate the feasibility of extracting rare earth and other high-value trace critical minerals from macroalgae. Seaweeds accumulate trace metals in such an efficient way that this... Read more →


The US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $10 million in funding to develop new technologies and tools to reduce the environmental impact of aviation. The funding, part of the ARPA-E broad Exploratory Topics FOA, is for the Predictive Real-time Emissions Technologies Reducing... Read more →


ARPA-E awarding $10M to 8 projects studying low-energy nuclear reactions

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) announced $10 million in funding for eight projects working to determine whether low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) could be the basis for a potentially transformative carbon-free energy source. (Earlier post.) The following teams have been selected to receive... Read more →


ARPA-E announces up to $10M in funding to identify and support new energy technologies; CREATE

The US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $10 million in funding (DE-FOA-00002785) to identify and support disruptive energy technologies that have the potential to shore up domestic energy production, improve energy efficiency and reliability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase US resiliency... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) will award up to $45 million in funding to support a new program aimed at facilitating the development of the marine carbon dioxide removal (mCDR) industry through scalable Measurement, Reporting and Validation (MRV) technologies. Quantifying and validating... Read more →


ARPA-E INTERMODAL project to award $10M to study optimal intermodal freight transportation system

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $10 million in funding (DE-FOA-0002784) to model the low-carbon intermodal freight transportation system of the future, in order to minimize emissions and maximize resiliency. Projects will seek to model the optimal deployment of energy... Read more →


A Michigan Tech project to help mines in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Minnesota achieve net-zero emissions while extracting critical minerals from mine tailings has received $2.5 million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) MINER program. (Earlier post.) In addition to reducing carbon... Read more →


ION Storage Systems to partner with U Maryland on $4.8M ARPA-E EVs4ALL award

ION Storage Systems Inc. (ION) will participate in the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) EVs4ALL program as part of a $­4.8-million grant awarded to the University of Maryland (UMD). (Earlier post.) ARPA-E’s EVs4ALL program seeks to increase EV adoption and market share by developing next-generation battery technologies to significantly improve... Read more →


ARPA-E awards $42M to 12 projects for advanced EV batteries; EVs4ALL program

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award $42 million to 12 projects to strengthen the domestic supply chain for advanced batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs). Projects selected for the Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living (EVs4ALL) program (earlier post) aim to expand domestic EV adoption by developing batteries... Read more →


Volta/Imogen collaboration awarded $12M in ARPA-E funding to commercialize next-generation fast charging technology

Volta, an electric vehicle (EV) charging and media company, announced that a project application it collaborated on with Imagen Energy, a developer of compact high-power EV chargers, was awarded a $12-million grant from the US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). (Earlier post.) The project seeks to develop... Read more →


Eden, a company developing novel techniques to increase permeability and characterize geologic reservoirs, has been selected as part of a project team to receive $3,517,450 in federal funding from the US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for a project titled “Integrated Electro-Hydraulic Fracturing and Real-Time Monitoring for... Read more →


Niron Magnetics secures $17.5M ARPA-E SCALEUP grant to boost production of FeN magnets

Niron Magnetics, a developer of high-performance, rare earth-free permanent magnets (earlier post), announced that the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded the company a $17.5-million grant as part of its Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP) program.... Read more →


ARPA-E awarding $100M to second SCALEUP cohort of 8 projects

The US Department of Energy’ (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) is awarding $100 million to eight clean energy technology projects through the Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP) program. SCALEUP (earlier post) provides a path to market for previously funded ARPA-E projects... Read more →


ARPA-E awarding $39M to 16 projects to grow the domestic critical minerals supply chain

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E) will award $39 million in funding to 16 projects across 12 states to develop market-ready technologies that will increase domestic supplies of critical elements required for the clean energy transition. The selected projects, led by universities, national laboratories, and... Read more →


The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) will award $38 million to 12 projects that will work to reduce the impacts of light-water reactor used nuclear fuel (UNF) disposal. (Earlier post.) The projects, led by universities, private companies, and national laboratories, were selected to... Read more →


ARPA-E to award up to $10M to study LENR

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $10 million in funding (DE-FOA-0002784) to establish clear practices to determine whether low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) could be the basis for a potentially transformative carbon-free energy source. The funding is part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) LENR Exploratory Topic,... Read more →


ARPA-E launches $45M funding for advanced batteries for electric vehicles; EVs4ALL

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $45 million in funding (DE-FOA-0002760) to support the domestic development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles. Through DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the Department is launching the Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living (EVs4ALL) program to develop more affordable, convenient,... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $48 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program—Converting UNF Radioisotopes Into Energy (CURIE)—that will support the deployment of Advanced Nuclear Reactor (AR) technology by providing safe and sustainable domestic fuel stocks. (DE-FOA-0002691) The US has accumulated... Read more →


Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will collaborate with the University of Michigan (UM) to use additive manufacturing and machine learning to create an advanced burner that will eliminate 99.5% of the methane encountered during oil production. SwRI’s Metering Research Facility (MRF) will serve as a test bed for a new ARPA-E... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $44 million in funding (DE-FOA-0002707) to support projects developing commercial-ready technologies that give the United States a net-zero or net negative emissions pathway toward increased domestic supplies of critical elements required for the transition to clean energy. The program—Mining Innovations for... Read more →


ARPA-E awards $175M to 68 novel clean energy OPEN 2021 projects

The US Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $175 million for 68 research and development projects aimed at developing novel advanced energy technologies. Led by DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the OPEN 2021 program prioritizes funding high-impact, high-risk technologies that support novel approaches. The selected projects—spanning 22 states and... Read more →


DOE awards $2.2M to Rio Tinto-led team to explore carbon mineralization at Tamarack nickel project

The US Department of Energy has awarded $2.2 million of funding to a Rio Tinto-led team to explore carbon storage potential at the Tamarack nickel joint venture in central Minnesota. Rio Tinto has assembled a team of climate innovation and research leaders to explore new approaches in carbon mineralization technology... Read more →


ARPA-E to award $10M to third SEED cohort

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $10 million in the third round of funding ARPA-E has announced under the Supporting Entrepreneurial Energy Discoveries (SEED) Exploratory Topic. Successful SEED projects should create new paradigms in energy technology and have the potential to achieve significant reductions in US... Read more →


INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines has been selected to receive more than $2.2 million in funding from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding is part of ARPA-E’s “Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year” (REMEDY) program that was unveiled earlier this year (earlier... Read more →


ARPA-E launching SCALEUP 2021 program with $100M

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (DE-FOA-0002641) for up to $100 million to support the scaling and deployment of high-risk and potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications. “Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential” 2021 (SCALEUP... Read more →


DOE awards $35M to 12 ARPA-E projects to reduce methane emissions; 5 on natural gas engines

The US Department of Energy (DOE) 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 (earlier post) was unveiled... Read more →