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ARPA-E to Help NASA Hold Energy Technology Challenge

The Energy Department‘s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will support NASA‘s iTech challenge geared to identify technology concepts that will enhance energy generation, storage and distribution for earth and space applications.

Entrepreneurs, inventors and researchers can submit a five-page concept paper on transformative energy technologies through the NASA iTech website until April 29, DOE said Thursday.

Technology sub-themes for the challenge include regular and regenerative fuel cells, high-energy-density batteries and supercapacitors, solar and small fission power systems, power management and distribution and X-Factor Energy concepts.

ARPA-E and NASA subject matter panelists will select concepts based on relevance and potential impact and invite 10 finalists to present ideas at the 2018 NASA iTech Cycle II Forum that will be held at New York City in June.

Forum attendees will include NASA and ARPA-E technologists, energy and space professionals and potential investors.

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