DOE ARPA-E OPEN 2018 Program Announces Funding For New Projects
On November 15, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced the latest open funding opportunity for 40 new projects (OPEN 2018). The funds add up to $98 million and are designed to support research and development (R&D) innovators’ projects to transform the U.S. energy system. Solicitations for ARPA-E OPEN funding are available for scientists and engineers focused on transformational technologies across ARPA-E’s mission. The projects fall into nine categories:
- Centralized Generation;
- Distributed Generation;
- Electrical Efficiency;
- Grid Storage;
- Manufacturing Efficiency;
- Transportation Energy Conversion;
- Transportation Fuels; and
- Transportation Vehicles.
Of those selected, approximately 43 percent of OPEN 2018 projects will be led by universities, 35 percent by small businesses, and the remainder by large businesses, non-profit organizations, or federally funded R&D centers. The 40 projects announced will take place in 21 different states and ARPA-E will announce other new program areas. A list of winners can be found here.