News Alert: September 19, 2013

ARPA-E Announces $66 Million for 33 New Projects

Today, ARPA-E announced funding for 33 new projects that focus on transportation fuels and advanced lightweight metals manufacturing. The projects are funded through two new ARPA-E programs called REMOTE and METALS. 
 
REMOTE, which stands for Reducing Emissions using Methanotrophic Organisms for Transportation Energy, will provide $34 million to 15 projects aimed at finding advanced biocatalyst technologies that can convert natural gas to liquid fuel for transportation. METALS, which stands for Modern Electro/Thermochemical Advancements for Light-metal Systems, will provide $32 million to 18 projects aimed at finding cost-effective and energy-efficient manufacturing techniques to process and recycle metals for lightweight vehicles. 
 
ARPA-E Deputy Director Martin announced the projects during a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill, which focused on how American ingenuity and strategic public-private partnerships are driving U.S. energy innovation. Learn more about ARPA-E’s two new programs and the 33 new projects announced today. 

Next ARPA-E University to Feature Dr. Mark Johnson

Success comes in many forms for ARPA-E's awardees. Our next edition of ARPA-E University features former ARPA-E Program Director, Dr. Mark Johnson, who will explore these various pathways to success and identify the right ingredients for technical progress. 
 
Providing a look back on his time at ARPA-E, Dr. Johnson will offer examples of how past project teams have advanced their technologies along the development cycle, positioning them for critical private-sector funding and invaluable public partnerships that could transform America's energy future. 
 
A must-watch for existing awardees, prospective applicants, and anyone looking to learn about moving new technologies into the marketplace. Join us on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET. Registration is free, but required.
 

Summit Summer Special Ends Soon

The summer registration special for the 2014 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit expires tomorrow! Register now and save! The annual ARPA-E Summit—the preeminent energy innovation event—will be held February 24-26, 2014, just outside Washington, DC.
 
The October 25 deadline to submit an application for the 2014 Summit Showcase is also fast approaching. For more information on Summit registration and Showcase applications, please visit the official ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit website