New England scores seven ARPA-E awards
Mass High Tech
September 29, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy revealed 60 new research projects in 25 states today as recipients of $156 million in Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) funding. Of those 60, seven stem from universities and organizations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The ARPA-E project recipients all focus on developing clean technology and advancing alternative energy in the U.S.
To date, ARPA-E has accounted for $521.7 million in funding awards to 180 projects in 12 program areas. Today’s announcement of the new projects also includes the addition of five new program areas:
- PETRO (Plants Engineered to Replace Oil), accounting for $36 million
- REACT (Rare Earth Alternatives in Critical Technologies), making up $31.6 million
- HEATS (High Energy Advanced Thermal Storage), taking $37.3 million
- GENI (Green Electricity Network Integration), making up $36.4 million
- Solar ADEPT (Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology)
accounting for $14.7 million of the total ARPA-E awards this year.
The New England recipients of ARPA-E funding include:
Under the REACT program
• Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H. – $397.433, for the development of bulk nanocrystalline manganese-aluminum alloys with improved magnetic properties [Ian Baker].