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Author:  BSFusion [ May 15, 2015 1:47 am ]
Post subject:  ARPA-E Developments

ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency)
ARID (Advanced Research in Dry cooling)

Department of Energy Announces 23 New Projects to Improve Efficiency and Create New Technology Pathways for Energy Innovation

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The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $60 million in funding for 23 groundbreaking new projects aimed at creating highly efficient and scalable dry-cooling technologies for thermoelectric power plants and developing prototype technologies to explore new pathways for fusion power. The projects are funded through ARPA-E’s two newest programs, Advanced Research In Dry cooling (ARID) and Accelerating Low-cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA), which both seek to develop low-cost technology solutions.

Author:  Kirk Sorensen [ Oct 28, 2017 12:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ARPA-E Developments

DOE Announces New Funding Opportunity to Support Advanced Nuclear Reactor Power Plants

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Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding for projects as part of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program: Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration (MEITNER). MEITNER projects seek to identify and develop innovative technologies that can enable designs for lower cost, safer, advanced nuclear reactors. The ARPA-E team developed this funding opportunity in close coordination with DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy.


New ARPA-E program to fund $20M for advanced nuclear power research

Author:  Kirk Sorensen [ Dec 15, 2017 8:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ARPA-E Developments

ARPA-E Issues OPEN Funding Opportunity Announcement to Support Early-Stage Energy R&D

Author:  Kirk Sorensen [ Mar 30, 2018 7:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ARPA-E Developments

Department of Energy Partners with NASA to Call for Transformative Energy Ideas

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The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today joined NASA in launching a new NASA iTech challenge, a competition inviting the nation’s top entrepreneurs and researchers to showcase their ideas for transformative energy concepts. The challenge seeks to identify innovative technologies that can improve energy generation, storage and distribution to the benefit of both space exploration and life on Earth. ARPA-E will support the competition and judging process by providing subject matter expertise across a wide variety of energy technologies.

Starting today and continuing through April 29, 2018, inventors and entrepreneurs can submit a five-page white paper on their concept on the NASA iTech website. A panel of subject matter experts from NASA and ARPA-E will review ideas submitted and select the top 10 finalists based on their relevance and potential impact. The top 10 finalists will be invited to present their ideas to NASA and ARPA-E technologists, other energy and space experts and potential investors at the 2018 NASA iTech Cycle II Forum this June in New York City.

Author:  Kirk Sorensen [ Apr 11, 2018 9:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ARPA-E Developments

Trump really wants to kill ARPA-E; federal agency says that’s folly

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Ten years ago, a bipartisan group of lawmakers created ARPA-E, or the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy. Today, the agency may be living on borrowed time. Or maybe not. The Trump administration has, for two years in a row, recommended that ARPA-E be defunded and mothballed. But last year, a Republican-led Congress actually voted to increase the agency's budget from its 2016 levels.

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