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ARPA-E Innovation Showcase on the Hill

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Rayburn House Office Building Foyer
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515
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Join the AEIC and BPC for a showcase of ARPA-E funded technologies at this science-fair inspired reception. ARPA-E supports a diverse set of energy technologies—from advanced nuclear to agricultural sensors.

ARPA-E plays a unique and critical role in maintaining America’s global leadership in energy technologies. Modeled after the highly successful Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), ARPA-E supports “high-risk, high-reward” research which has the potential to drastically alter how we make and use energy in the future. To date, 136 of more than 340 completed projects supported by ARPA-E have attracted over $2.6 billion in private sector follow-on funding, and 71 projects have gone on to form new companies.

This event is co-sponsored by the National Venture Capital Association.


Remarks by: 

       Chanette Armstrong
       Acting Director, ARPA-E

Showcase participants: 

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center TERRA project
Saint Louis, MO
State-of-the-art robotic phenotyping system for energy crops.

Swarthmore College ALPHA project
Swarthmore, PA
Advanced plasma accelerator for next generation fusion reactors.

University of Arkansas CIRCUITS project
Fayetteville, AR
Power electronics for electrification of heavy construction equipment.

University of Delaware REFUEL project
Newark, DE
Direct ammonia fuel cells for carbon-free transportation.

University of Maryland RANGE project
College Park, MD
Water-based batteries for safer and lighter electric vehicles.

Westinghouse Electric Company MEITNER project
Cranberry Township, PA
Next generation autonomous nuclear reactor cores.

Additional participants to be announced.

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