ARPA-E Announces 19 New Energy Storage Projects
ARPA-E’s Principal Deputy Director Eric Toone today announced funding for 19 new projects that will focus on innovations in battery management and energy storage. The projects seek to advance electric vehicle technologies, help improve the efficiency and reliability of the electrical grid, and provide important energy security benefits to America’s armed forces.
The new projects are supported through two new ARPA-E programs: Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR). AMPED projects aim to develop advanced sensing and control technologies that could dramatically improve and provide new innovations in safety, performance, and lifetime for grid-scale and vehicle batteries. SBIR projects part of the larger Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program and focus on cutting-edge energy storage developments for stationary power and electric vehicles.
ARPA-E Principal Deputy Director Toone announced the new project selections at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s event, New Age of Discovery: Government’s Role in Transformative Innovation, where he spoke alongside former ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar. To watch a live feed of the announcement and event, please visit the ITIF website
More information on all of the new AMPED and SBIR projects announced today is available here.