The ARPA-E Newsletter: August 21, 2013

PNNL Adsorption Chiller Profiled

ARPA-E awardee Pete McGrail, a Laboratory Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), was recently profiled on the Department of Energy’s blog for his adsorption chiller work. Read the blog to learn how McGrail and his team are working on a more efficient air conditioner that could help the U.S. military cut its fuel costs.

LBNL Smart Window Coating Spotlighted

Nature recently covered the work of ARPA-E awardee Delia Milliron, a materials chemist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Milliron and her team are developing a coating that controls the amount of heat and light that passes through a window. Learn more about how the LBNL team is working to keep buildings cool during the summer and warm during the winter. 

Q&A with Deputy Director Martin

Forbes recently sat down for an exclusive interview with ARPA-E Deputy Director Dr. Cheryl Martin to discuss ARPA-E and bringing breakthrough energy technologies to the marketplace. Read the full Q&A

ARPA-E Funds 22 New Projects

Today, ARPA-E announced $36 million in funding for 22 new projects across 15 states. The projects will focus on developing transformative electric vehicle (EV) energy storage systems using innovative chemistries, architectures, and designs.

These projects are part of ARPA-E’s newest program, called Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems (RANGE). RANGE seeks to improve EV driving range and reduce vehicle costs by re-envisioning the total EV battery system, rather than working to increase the energy density of individual battery cells.

Some RANGE projects will focus on developing robust battery chemistries and architectures that would improve vehicle driving range and overall battery robustness. RANGE projects will also focus on multifunctional energy storage designs that use these robust storage systems to simultaneously serve other functions in a vehicle, further reducing an energy storage system’s effective weight and overall electric vehicle weight.

Learn more about ARPA-E’s new RANGE program and the 22 projects announced today.

2014 Summit Registration

Registration for the 2014 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is now open! Book now and save. The summer registration discount expires on September 20.
The ARPA-E Summit is the preeminent energy innovation event. Come see first-hand the latest technological advancements across a variety of energy sectors, attend practical seminars on transitioning cutting-edge technologies into successful commercial products, and network with breakthrough technology companies, federal government leaders, entrepreneurs and researchers who are ready to collaborate.
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