March 29, 2010

ARPA-E taps second round winners

ARPA-E, the Department of Energy's funding program for high-risk, high-reward research, has awarded $106 million to 37 research projects.

The projects fall into three areas:
  • Electrofuels - Biofuels from Electricity
  • Better Batteries - Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation
  • Zero-Carbon Coal - Innovative Materials & Processes for Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies
The projects are described here.

The awards are ARPA-E's second funding round. The agency awarded $151 million to 37 projects in October 2009. The third round of funding will target projects in Grid-Scale Rampable Intermittent Dispatchable Storage, Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology, and Building Energy Efficiency Through Innovative Thermodevices.

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