Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., has presented a bill that aims to reform, reauthorize the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy with boosted budget. The ARPA-E Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2019 would authorize ARPA-E for five more years and increase the agency's annual funds by $27M, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee said Wednesday.Read More »
The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy unit launched a program focusing on algorithm development to support artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts, Federal News Network reported Thursday. David Tew, program director for ARPA-E, told attendees at a Federal Monthly Insights event that the "Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements" program will use technologies from academic and industry representatives to support the development of AI and machine learning-driven tools.Read More »
Reps. Don Beyer, D-Va., Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., wrote a letter to request funds for the Department of Energy to develop clean energy technologies. The letter, addressed to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, responds to the Trump administration's proposal to remove fund allotments for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Beyer's office said Wednesday.Read More »
The Department of Energy has allotted $28M to fund a new research program on turbine technologies for marine or floating vehicles. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy leads the Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control or ATLANTIS program that aims to leverage control co-design discipline for turbine development, DOE said.Read More »
GAO: FY 2015-2018 Awards to Small Businesses Majority-Owned by Investment Firms, Funds Totaled $43.6M
The Government Accountability Office has found that only three out of 11 federal agencies that take part in the Small Business Innovation Research program awarded grants and contracts to small firms owned by venture capital companies, hedge funds and private equity firms in the past four fiscal years. Those three agencies are the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences, Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and the Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health, GAO said Friday.Read More »
Conner Prochaska, former senior advisor and chief of staff for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, has been named the Energy Department's chief commercialization officer. Prochaska will direct the Office of Technology Transitions, overseeing the national laboratories, DOE program offices and other associated facilities in the U.S., the department said Tuesday.Read More »
The Energy Department has launched a funding opportunity worth up to $15M for development work on medium voltage, direct current circuit breakers that will help further protect the U.S. electric grid.
The projects under the Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely program will involve creating devices that are capable of preventing electrical faults and boosting response times while maximizing renewable resources and electrification of ships and aircraft, the DOE said Wednesday.
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 …Read More »
The Energy Department will receive $34.5 billion in fiscal 2018 funds as part of a $1.3 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald Trump. DOE said Friday the omnibus allocates a total of $17.98 billion for science research, energy efficiency and renewable energy, environmental management, nuclear and fossil energy and Advanced …Read More »
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will conduct its annual innovation summit in March as part of efforts to encourage public-private cooperation in the field of energy technology. ARPA-E seeks to bring together industry, government and academia leaders to discuss energy-related initiatives through the event that will take place March 13 to 15, …Read More »