The ARPA-E Newsletter: July 16, 2015
.Upcoming ARPA-E Workshops

Workshop: Novel Methods for Phytosequestration
Date: July 23-24, 2015 
Location: Chicago, IL
This workshop will convene thought leaders in plant biology, soil microbiology, soil chemistry, biogeochemistry, computational analytics, and emerging imaging technologies to determine the most promising methods to enhance terrestrial carbon sinks.  For more information, please visit the ARPA-E website. 

Workshop: Optical Interconnects & Data Center Efficiency 
Date: July 27-28, 2015 
Location: Burlingame, CA
This workshop will convene experts from several fields to consider how to accelerate efficiency improvements in data centers, specifically through optical interconnect development. For more information, please visit the ARPA-E website. 

Workshop: Bridging Renewable Electricity with Transportation Fuels
Date: August 27-28. 2015
Location: Denver, CO
This workshop will convene leading experts in electrochemistry, catalysis (hydrogenation and dehydrogenation), fuel cells and electrolyzers, organic synthesis and fuels to identify innovative research paths forward for the development of transformational technologies that can bridge renewable energy production and transportation fuels and significantly reduce the cost of energy transportation from remote locations to consumers using energy dense liquid fuels. For more information, please visit the ARPA-E website. 

.SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity for GENSETS Program
ARPA-E has announced another Financial Assistance Funding Opportunity for eligible Small Businesses Concerns under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. This SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a companion program to GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) program (12 new GENSETS projects were announced last month), which is aimed at developing generator technologies that will enable more affordable and efficient residential Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems. 

The GENSETS SBIR/STTR FOA seeks applications from eligible Small Business Concerns for transformative generators/engines with 1 kW of electrical output (kWe) that are highly efficient (40% fuel to electricity), long lasting (10 years or more), low cost ($3,000 or less per system), and clean. Heat engines and generators capable of achieving these targets may include internal and external combustion engines, turbines, and solid state devices such as thermophotovoltaics, thermionic emitters, and thermoelectrics.
The deadline to submit a Full Application for the GENSETS SBIR/STTR FOA is 5 p.m. ET on Monday, August 17, 2015. Additional information on eligibility of Small Business Concerns to apply to this FOA and other Full Application submission requirements is available on ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE

Take a Look Back with TJ Augustine 

For the last three years, TJ Augustine has served as a Technology-to-Market (Tech-to-Market) Advisor at ARPA-E, where he has helped prepare breakthrough energy technologies for transition from the lab to the market.  Here at ARPA-E, Tech-to-Market Advisors serve for limited terms to ensure a constant infusion of fresh thinking and new perspectives. As TJ’s tenure at ARPA-E winds down, learn more about his experiences over the last three years in this Q&A. 
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Work at ARPA-E! 
ARPA-E is accepting applications for Program Directors and Technology-to-Market Advisors. View application requirements and instructions in the Job Opportunities section of the ARPA-E website