Tag Archives: ARPA-E

DOE Allots Funds to Support Simulation-Based Nuclear Projects

The Department of Energy is investing $27M in efforts to develop nuclear reactor frameworks via digital twin technology, a simulation-based development approach. DOE said Wednesday it will pursue these nine projects under the Generating Electricity Managed by Intelligent Nuclear Assets or GEMINA program. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy manages GEMINA.

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ARPA-E Announces Funding Program to Develop Lower-Cost Fusion Energy Concepts

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy plans to award up to $30M for research projects designed to create lower-cost concepts for the development of deployable, commercially viable fusion energy.

Under a new program, dubbed Breakthroughs Enabling THermonuclear-fusion Energy, ARPA-E aims to establish controlled fusion energy by lowering the cost of more-mature fusion concepts and enhancing the application of existing fusion research and development capabilities, the Department of Energy said Thursday

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Rep. Frank Lucas Introduces ARPA-E Reform Bill

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.

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ARPA-E Seeks Algorithms, Software for AI Tech Dev’t Program

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.

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DOE Invests $36M in Thermal Exchange Research Projects

The Department of Energy is investing $36M in 18 research projects that will methods develop new thermal exchange technologies and methods for efficient energy conversion. The projects are part of the High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials and Manufacturing Processes program and the OPEN+ Cohort, High Temperature device segment, the department said Friday.

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DOE Invests in Turbine Technology R&D Projects

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.

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