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A Look Ahead to the 2017 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 

During the last week of February 2017, more than 2,000 energy innovators, investors, and policymakers will gather just outside Washington, D.C. to discuss cutting-edge energy technologies and commercialization strategies at the eighth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. During the three-day program, attendees from across the United States and the world will hear from industry and government leaders, network at focused seminars and panel discussions, and have a first-hand look at the hundreds of technologies featured in ARPA-E’s Technology Showcase. Now, ARPA-E is excited to announce its first wave of speakers for 2017.

Recent ARPA-E News

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced up to $70 million in funding for its two newest programs: Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) and Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS). REFUEL projects will use water, molecules from the air and electricity from renewable sources to produce high-energy liquid fuels for transportation and other uses. ROOTS projects will tackle the growing problem of soil “carbon debt” by developing sensing technologies to help farmers choose crop varieties that better capture carbon molecules from the atmosphere and store them in their root systems.

December 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the first wave of speakers for the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit, to be held February 27, 2017 through March 1, 2017 in National Harbor, Md. These experts sit at the forefront of energy innovation and entrepreneurship, underscoring ARPA-E’s mission of advancing transformative energy technologies to improve U.S. energy security and economic competitiveness.

November 29, 2016

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced up to $32 million in funding for 10 innovative projects as part of its newest program: Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR). With a goal of reducing individual vehicle energy usage by 20 percent, NEXTCAR projects will take advantage of the increasingly complex and connected systems in today’s—and tomorrow’s—cars and trucks to drastically improve their energy efficiency.

November 2, 2016

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