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Department of Energy Opens Funding for Clean Energy

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has opened a $100 million funding opportunity for transformative clean energy technology research projects.

Since the agency was established in 2009, it has provided $2.4 billion to investigate energy technology concepts that are too early for private-sector investment. According to ARPA-E, the recipients are unique because they are developing entirely new ways to generate, store and use energy.

The Open Funding Opportunity Announcement was issued on February 11 and concept papers are due April 16, 2021. The agency is hosting a series of webinars for potential applicants to learn more about the agency’s selection and funding process. A list of projects from 2018 is available.

This action is the first of DOE’s actions addressing climate change across the government. The National Climate Task Force working group will launch a new fund dedicated to decarbonization research known as Advanced Research Projects Agency-Climate (ARPA-C).

If you would like to be further engaged on these issues or the Energy Transition Committee, contact SVP Government Affairs & Counsel Tim Tarpley.

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