The US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced US$125 million across 41 cutting-edge energy technologies awarded by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
These projects are funded under ARPA-E’s OPEN 2015 program and come in advance of the COP21 UN Climate Negotiations in Paris next week. The OPEN 2015 projects come from 21 states and encompass 10 technical categories, including transportation, electricity generation and delivery and energy efficiency.
“The ARPA-E projects selected today highlight how American ingenuity can spur innovation and generate a wide range of technology options to address our nation’s most pressing energy issues,” said Moniz. “As we look beyond COP21, the energy technologies the Department of Energy invests in today will provide the solutions needed to combat climate change and develop a global low-carbon economy in the future.”
The 41 projects selected under OPEN 2015 will pursue novel approaches to energy innovation across the full spectrum of energy applications, with approximately 36 percent of the projects led by universities, 39 percent by small businesses, 10 percent by large businesses, 10 percent by national labs, and 5 percent by non-profits.