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New England scores seven ARPA-E awards

Mass High Tech

September 29, 2011

By Michelle Lang

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:

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].

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