DOE awards nearly $7M to 4 projects to reduce costs of electric vehicle chargers by 50% over next 3 years

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding nearly $7 million in research and development funding to four projects to reduce the current costs of electric vehicle chargers by 50% over the next three years. This research will also promote smart charging capabilities that can help ensure electric vehicles enhance, rather than strain, existing electrical grid capacity. Delta Products Corporation. Siemens Corporate Research. Eaton Corporation.

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EnerDel, ITOCHU Announce Second Smart Grid Battery Storage Project

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US-based lithium-ion battery producer EnerDel is partnering with the real estate arm of Japan’s industrial trading giant, ITOCHU Corporation, to develop and produce the advanced battery systems for a residential smart grid energy storage project to be installed in a major apartment building near Tokyo. The system will provide a critical link between renewable energy, high-speed charging for electric cars and the local utility grid.

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California ISO releases five-year strategic plan; grid integration of renewable power, support for electric vehicle charging

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The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO), California’s non-profit grid operator, released its new five-year (2012-2016) strategic plan. Between now and 2020, wind and solar generation will quadruple within the ISO transmission grid at the same time electric vehicle charging increases significantly. The new strategic approaches we outline in our plan address those needs and will help transition to the energy resources of tomorrow.

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DOE Awarding $620M for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects

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The US Department of Energy is awarding $620 million for projects around the country to demonstrate advanced Smart Grid technologies and integrated systems. These 32 demonstration projects, which include large-scale energy storage, smart meters, distribution and transmission system monitoring devices, plug-in vehicles, and a range of other smart technologies, will act as models for deploying integrated Smart Grid systems on a broader scale. Ktech Corporation (NM).

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NIST Awards EnerNex Contract Worth Up to $8.5M to Sustain Fast Track Development of Smart Grid Standards

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The US Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded EnerNex Corporation a contract to help NIST sustain the accelerated development of the hundreds of compatible standards that will be required to build a secure, interoperable smart electric power grid. EnerNex is an electric power engineering and consulting firm specializing in the development and application of new electric power technologies.

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New corporate Electrification Leadership Council working on national model for EV deployment

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A new coalition of executives from major companies in the transportation and utility industries plans to design a large?scale The Electrification Leadership Council (ELC) is a coalition of key stakeholders throughout the EV supply chain who have the expertise and resources required to engage federal, state, regional and local agencies and coalitions, utility companies, vehicle manufacturers and financial institutions to help overcome the barriers to broad scale EV deployment.

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ARPA-E awards $43M to 19 energy storage projects to advance electric vehicle and grid technologies

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The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 19 new projects to receive a total of $43 million to develop breakthrough energy storage technologies and support promising small businesses. military at forward operating bases in remote areas —Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Advanced Management And Protection Of Energy-Storage Devices (AMPED). Smart Embedded Network of Sensors with Optical Readout (SENSOR).

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog -

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Analysts are sanguine about this kind of thing becoming more common — someday. Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I but not all of it.

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Siemens, Duke Energy and Ford demonstrate lower cost home smart charging technology for plug-ins; due on market next year

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Siemens Energy Management Division has teamed with Duke Energy and Ford to demonstrate the results of an 18-month effort to reduce the cost and expand electric vehicle charging technologies. million in development funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to support research aimed at significantly reducing the current costs of electrical vehicle (EV) chargers and developing “smart” charging capabilities that support power grid efficiency and consumer demand.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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A Perfect Storm for Water Counting Calories and Counting Carbon: The Role of. Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re. People-Oriented Development Current Status of REDD Financing the Fifth Fuel Peak Phosphorus - Commence Urine Recyling on Space. The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 60 research projects for up to a combined $156 million in funding from the Fiscal Year 2011 budget. The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Many of today’s.

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BMW Group Technology Office USA and Tendril to demonstrate electric vehicle and smart energy home integration

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Tendril Connect consists of an integrated suite of utility and consumer applications and APIs. Tendril, provider of a cloud-based energy management platform, and the BMW Group Technology Office USA are partnering to build out a demonstration smart energy home in Mountain View, Calif. to prepare for the roll-out and integration of the new BMW ActiveE electric vehicle (EV). All of these will be centrally managed by Tendril Connect and accessible via Tendril Energize.

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AFC Energy launches alkaline fuel cell H-Power EV charger system

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The self-contained charging system overcomes issues associated with poor grid coverage to provide rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging anywhere it is needed. AFC Energy can work with all EV charging platforms to provide its system as part of an integrated emission-free charging system.

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Tata Takes On Air

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W ith all of the accelerated development in advanced batteries, most car companies are focusing on that technological track. It is anticipated that approximately 6000 Air Cars will be cruising the streets of India by 2008. The cost of a fill up is approximately $2.00.

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OEMs shifting towards onboard chargers > 6 kW for EVs; lower output chargers to remain dominant through 2020

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kW are expected to remain dominant, accounting for 62% of sales even in 2020, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. kW to 43 kW, charging station manufacturers are developing a range of compatible stations.

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NEC introduces 12V Li-ion battery line for stationary applications

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NEC Energy Solutions, along with NEC Corporation, has announced production availability of the Li-ion ALM 12V35 product line of 12-Volt batteries utilizing Nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO 4 ) technology from A123 Systems. In addition, it can be assembled into battery arrays of 24V, 36V, or 48V for up to 350 Ah and 18 kWh systems with no additional BMS devices necessary.

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New A123 Systems LLC emerges

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Li-ion battery maker A123 Systems LLC, a newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary of Wanxiang America Corporation, has acquired substantially all of the non-government business assets of bankrupt A123 Systems, Inc. Included in the acquisition, which has received approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), are A123’s automotive, grid and commercial business assets, including technology, products, customer contracts and U.S.

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Hydrogenics selected for 2 MW Power-to-Gas project in Canada

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, was selected by the Independent Electricity System Operator ( IESO ) for Ontario as one of five grid storage projects. The Hydrogenics project, which will use PEM electrolyzers in a Power-to-Gas system, will deliver 2MW of storage capacity and be located in the Greater Toronto Area. —Daryl Wilson, CEO of Hydrogenics.

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CTC awarded $15M increase on Air Force Research Lab contract for plug-in vehicle work

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Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has been awarded a $15-million increase on an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contract. The Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract was awarded in June 2009 and had an original ceiling value of $98 million. The program’s intention is to integrate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems at up to six pilot installations.

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IndianOil and LanzaTech to construct first refinery Offgas-to-Bioethanol production facility

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Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil), India’s flagship national oil company and LanzaTech signed a Statement of Intent to construct the world’s first refinery offgas-to-bioethanol production facility in India. million gallons US/year) demonstration facility will begin later this year for installation at IndianOil’s Panipat Refinery in Hayrana, India, at an estimated cost of 350 crore rupees (US$55 million).

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Suzuki Swift Plug-in Hybrid Gains Type Approval from Japanese Government; To Dealers in the Autumn for Testing

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Suzuki Motor Corporation’s newly developed Swift Plug-in Hybrid, unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2009 as a concept ( earlier post ), gained type approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism on 12 May. Powertrain concept for the Swift plug-in.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Audi Volkswagen-owned company exploring PHEVs Metroproject Quattro Sub-compact PHEV Concept Car shown October 2007; PHEV of A1 Sportback under consideration Bright Automotive For-profit spin off from Rocky Mountain Institute designing lightweight PHEVs, successor to RMIs 1990s "Hypercar" concept.

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Auburn University leads $2M DOE Co-Optima project to evaluate renewable butyl acetate as diesel fuel additive

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Auburn University researchers are leading a $2-million US Department of Energy Co-Optima project ( earlier post ) that will evaluate renewable butyl acetate (BA) as a bio-based fuel additive that can be blended with diesel fuel to reduce soot and greenhouse gas emissions and yield cleaner engine operation in cold-weather conditions. Joining as collaborators in the research are Cornell University, the University of Alabama, Virginia Tech and corporate partners Microvi Biotech Inc.

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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy. He’s filed suit against Torrance, the proud home of Exxon/Mobil’s refinery, for stopping him from installing solar panels in the Hillside Overlay district. Of course.

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Blue Bird unveils two new electric school buses at the 2017 STN Expo; partners Adomani and EDI

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The bus offers battery capacities of 100-150 kWh with an expected 80-100 miles range from a single charge, depending on driving habits. Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology is also under development for this bus, which allows the bus to deliver electricity back into the grid, allowing contractors and school districts to “sell back” energy to power companies. —Steve Girardin, President of Micro Bird. —Phil Horlock, President and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation.

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ARPA-E awarding up to $24M to 10 projects to support advanced nuclear power plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $24 million in funding for 10 projects as part of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program: Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration ( MEITNER ). MEITNER teams will identify and develop innovative technologies that enable designs for lower cost, safer, advanced nuclear reactors. HolosGen, LLC: Transportable Modular Reactor by Balance of Plant Elimination – $2,278,200.

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Jordan signs $2B oil shale investment agreement with Saudi company

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The government of Jordan and the Saudi Arabian Corporation for Oil Shale (SACOS) recently signed a $2-billion agreement under which the government grants the Saudi company the right to extract and to develop the oil shale resources in the Attarat Um-AL-Ghudran region covering an area of 11 square kilometers. The project will be developed through two main phases, the first of which is called the Pre-Development phase, which expand over four years.

Europe/US team: transitioning to a low-carbon world will create new rivalries, winners and losers

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In an opinion piece in the journal Nature , a team from the US and Europe suggests that the transition to a low-carbon world will create new rivalries, winners and losers, and that it is therefore necessary to put geopolitics at the heart of debates about the energy transition. So far, the policy focus has been on empowering the early winners of an unfolding renewable-energy race. Green-technology corporations dominate the Fortune 500 by 2030. The pace of change matters.

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California Energy Commission awards $227,000 to SMUD for energy storage research; 1MW zinc bromine flow battery

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SMUD will demonstrate a one-megawatt advanced zinc bromine flow battery energy storage system for utility grid applications and validate the potential penetration of the system. SMUD plans to set up two demonstration sites using Premium Power Corporation ’s energy storage system.

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NREL joins 3 ARPA-E AMPED projects to optimize electric vehicle battery management and controls

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has joined DOE and research partners in launching the Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED) program ( earlier post ). The ultimate goal of these projects is to make EDVs viable options for a larger and wider population of drivers. The projects for each team are: Power Management of Large Battery Packs - Utah State University ($3 million).

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Electrification Coalition releases Fleet Electrification Roadmap; suggests fleet adoption could put a cumulative 200,000 PHEVs and EVs on the road by 2015

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The analysis in the EC roadmap concludes that fleet adoption of grid-electric vehicles (PHEVs and EVs) could lead to a cumulative 200,000 units on the road by 2015. The Electrification Coalition (EC) has released the Fleet Electrification Roadmap, an analysis of the business case for electric-drive technology adoption among the more than 16 million commercial, corporate, and government fleet vehicles in the United States.

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Analysis finds air-quality justification for CNG vehicle conversion in developing cities, despite negative climate impact

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An analysis by a team in Bangladesh found large air quality and associated health benefits accruing to the residents of Dhaka (the capital of Bangladesh) as a result of the rapid conversion of the motor vehicle fleet to CNG. 18% of vehicle fleet).

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THINK delivers 17 EVs to utility fleet customers and employees in Indiana

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Electric utilities and their employees are a natural extension of our fleet strategy. By targeting electric utilities in the early deployment of EVs, we can help address several important challenges to the successful commercialization of these cars, such as establishing residual values for batteries, the cost of installing infrastructure and understanding the local impact of charging networks on the grid.

GE and Better Place Partner to Accelerate EV Infrastructure Deployment; Integrating GE WattStation with Better Place Services

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The partnership combines GE’s global scale, broad technology portfolio, smart grid expertise, and its new WattStation Level 2 electric vehicle charger ( earlier post ) with Better Place’s EV services and infrastructure solution. GE’s WattStation. Click to enlarge.

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Audi introduces new A4 Avant g-tron; Audi e-gas offered as standard

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With this deal, Audi is reducing the CO 2 emissions of the g-tron fleet when running on gas by 80%. Maximum torque of 270 N·m (199.1 kilograms of CNG per 100 kilometers (8.4 mi)—that equates to fuel costs of only about €4 (US$4.23) (as of: March 2017).

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California Energy Commission awards more than $15M to advance biofuels, plug-in and V2G research

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The California Energy Commission unanimously approved funding of more than $15 million to projects that will advance biofuels and electric vehicle research in California. The program, created by Assembly Bill 118 (Núñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), provides approximately $100 million annually to encourage the development and use of new vehicle technologies and alternative and renewable fuels to help attain the state's climate change policies. Department of Energy.

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MIT team develops first supercapacitor made entirely from neat MOFs, without conductive additives or binders

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This is the first example of a supercapacitor made entirely from neat MOFs as active materials, without conductive additives or other binders. One class of materials that far surpasses even the porosity of activated carbons is metal–organic frameworks (MOFs).

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Hydrogenics and Enbridge jointly to develop utility-scale renewable energy “storage” via natural gas; “Power-to-Gas”

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and fuel cell products, recently entered into an agreement with Enbridge Inc. This relationship also includes an equity investment of CA$5.0 The collaboration will bring together Hydrogenics’ expertise in water electrolysis with Enbridge’s ownership and operation of natural gas pipeline networks and renewable energy generation.

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Automotive Partnership Canada awarding nearly $19M to 6 new projects; lightweight materials, lower-cost fuel cells and Li-ion batteries

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Automotive Partnership Canada (APC)—a 5-year, $145-million initiative launched in 2009—is awarding nearly $19 million to six new projects to advance R&D in Canada’s automotive industry by supporting new technologies that will lower the cost of PEM fuel cells by reducing platinum loading, provide lighter material alternatives for cars, and significantly enhance battery efficiency for vehicles. However, many factors affect the long-term reliability of these materials.

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Electrification Coalition Roadmap Calls for 75% of Light-Duty Vehicle Miles Traveled in the US to Be Electric by 2040

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The Electrification Roadmap calls for 75% of light-duty VMT in the US to be electric by 2040. Achieving this will require a minimum of 25% of new light-duty vehicles purchased in the US to be grid-enabled vehicles (GEV) by 2020. The newly formed Electrification Coalition ( earlier post ) has released its Electrification Roadmap , a report outlining a vision for the deployment of a fully integrated electric drive network. mbd, compared to today’s level of 8.6

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California Energy Roadmap Targets Outlines Activities to Support Electrified Transportation; Sufficient Charging Stations to Support 1M Plug-ins by 2020

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The joint authors of California’s Clean Energy Future are the Air Resources Board (ARB), California Energy Commission (CEC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO).

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ARPA-E awards $33M to 13 intermediate-temp fuel cell projects; converting gaseous hydrocarbons to liquid fuels

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The US Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) is awarding $33 million to 13 new projects aimed at developing transformational fuel cell technologies for low-cost distributed power generation. Current advanced fuel cell research generally focuses on technologies that either operate at high temperatures for grid-scale applications or at low temperatures for vehicle technologies. Colorado School of Mines. Georgia Tech Research Corporation.

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ARPA-E awards $30M to 21 projects advance new class of high-performance power converters

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $30 million in funding for 21 innovative projects as part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program. CIRCUITS project teams will accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters, based on wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors.

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