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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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Conner Prochaska Named DOE Chief Commercialization Officer

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.

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Energy Department Launches Funding Opportunity for Direct Current Circuit Breakers

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.

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