ARPA-E Offers Good News for Advanced Energy Research

Posted on April 24, 2011. Filed under: energy, government programs, research & development, science & technology | Tags: , |

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency -Energy (ARPA-E) has announced an additional $130 million for innovative research focusing on rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics.  More specifically, the five advanced energy technology areas are called:

  • Rare Earth Alternatives in Critical Technologies (REACT) (up to $30 million)
  • Plants Engineered to Replace Oil (PETRO) (up to $30 million)
  • High Energy Advanced Thermal Storage (HEATS) (up to $30 million)
  • Green Electricity Network Integration (GENI) (up to $30 million)
  • Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology (Solar Adept) (up to $10 million)

Concept papers are due May 19, 2011.  Learn more at the Funding Opportunity Announcements page. 

Good for the DOE and for the the congressional appropriations process that retained ARPA-E funding.  It’s this kind of high risk/high reward scientific research that industry can’t or won’t sustain alone, but is so essential for scientific advances we and the rest of the world need.

Need research assistance?  Perhaps I can help!

Nora K. Stoecker, NKS Info Services

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