Latest ARPA-E Stories

2012-12-12 05:01:14

The award will support the development of high-output, low-input energy beets, optimized for biofuel production. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Plant Sensory Systems, LLC today announced the award of $1.8 million in funding from the US Department of Energy´s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The award will support a three-year program to develop an enhanced energy (sugar) beet, optimized for biofuel production. The beets will be engineered to use fertilizer...

2011-12-01 10:34:57

Technology for making an "artificial leaf" holds the potential for opening an era of "fast-food energy," in which people generate their own electricity at home with low-cost equipment perfect for the 3 billion people living in developing countries and even home-owners in the United States. That's among the prospects emerging from research on a new genre of "electrofuels" described in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News, the American Chemical Society's weekly newsmagazine....

2011-07-07 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquid Metal Battery Corporation (LMBC), a Cambridge, Massachusetts company founded in 2010 to develop new forms of electric storage batteries that work in large, grid-scale applications, announced it had secured the rights to key patent technology from MIT and had received financing from France's Total and from a personal investment by Bill Gates. "This is an important step forward for Liquid Metal Battery Corporation," said Luis Ortiz,...

2011-04-21 05:55:00

The Department of Energy announced on Wednesday that it would invest up to $130 million for projects in its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E. The funding, which came in part from this month's federal budget deal, will go to five new program areas: producing biofuels as an alternative to oil, finding viable alternatives to rare-earth minerals, storing thermal energy, maintaining electric grid reliability and reducing solar power costs, the Department of Energy said. "ARPA-E...

2011-03-08 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) commends President Obama for calling for education innovation through learning technologies, and for recognizing the important role played by technology and content companies in meeting these education needs. SIIA also called on Congress to support related investments, including both the Obama Administration's ARPA-ED research proposal as well as funding for the Enhancing...

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