FuelCell Energy to develop reversible fuel cells

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Reversible fuel cells to be developed through new project with ARPA-E support FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has been awarded a promising new contract from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The agency is a division of the United States Department of Energy that is focused on the renewable energy field as well as the application of various types of technologies. The contract awarded to FuelCell Energy is valued at $3 million. New fuel cells can produce hydrogen and generate electricity The…

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Accio Energy aims to revolutionize the offshore wind energy space

Start-up develops promising new solution to offshore wind turbines Accio Energy, a start-up based in Michigan, is testing out new offshore wind energy technology that could eventually replace offshore turbines. Offshore wind has been gaining more attention in recent years, largely to the massive energy potential that can be found at sea. One issue with offshore systems, however, is their use of large turbines, which are both difficult and expensive to install. These turbines have shown themselves to be capable of generating large quantities of electrical power, but the logistics…

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DOE issues funding for some ambitious hydrogen fuel projects

Department of Energy is supporting various projects with $125 million in funding The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that some $125 million in funding will be issued t several companies that intend to reduce emissions and produce hydrogen fuel, as well as other forms of clean power. Dioxide Materials is one of the companies that will be receiving a portion of this funding. Through the Department of Energy’s project, Dioxide Materials will be developing a new, inexpensive power-to-gas project, which may lead to the renewable production of hydrogen fuel.…

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Researchers win funding for development of hybrid fuel cells

ARPA-E issues funding for ambitious clean technology project seeking to convert methane into liquid fuels Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory and the Illinois Institute of Technology have been awarded funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The agency is part of the Department of Energy and was formed specifically to reward high-risk, high-reward clean energy and technology projects with funding and technical support. The agency has issued funding to support the development of hybrid fuel cells that can turn methane into liquid fuels. Hybrid fuel cell…

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Research team from Brown University to focus on tidal energy

Tidal power is receiving more attention in the US As the U.S. continues to pursue various forms of renewable energy, the power of the ocean is beginning to attract more attention. The power of tidal forces has long been apparent, but only recently have waves begun to be tapped for the purpose of producing electrical power. The East Coast may be home to a great deal of energy potential when it comes to tidal energy. A team of researchers from Brown University are beginning to focus more heavily on the…

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US DOE to issue new funding for innovative hydrogen fuel cell projects

Fuel cells win more support from federal agencies The U.S. Department of Energy has announced as much as $30 million in new funding that will be issued through the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The agency is an offshoot of the Department of Defense’s DARPA agency and has a specific focus on energy. ARPA-E is expected to be a powerful force behind the development of innovative new forms of energy and clean technologies. The funding being issued through the agency is part of its Reliable Electricity Based on…

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ARPA-E launches new program to support solar energy innovation

New program to push solar energy into the future The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), has announced a new funding opportunity called Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight (FOCUS). The program is meant to support projects that involve solar energy. Innovative projects that involve hybrid solar energy systems will receive the majority of the program’s support. These projects would combine photovoltaic modules with integrated storage systems and would be designed in such a way that they would be less expensive than conventional solar energy and…

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Wind energy may benefit from man-made wind

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Man-made wind energy could be the future It is no secret that the U.S. has become enamored with wind energy and other forms of clean power. The federal government has been pouring support into wind energy very aggressively over the past two years, even extending a vital tax credit to ensure that more projects receive the financial support they need to take form. The issue with wind energy has long be in the realm of cost, however, which has proven problematic enough to keep wind energy from widespread adoption. Downdraft…

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Wind energy transportation problem may soon be solved

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University of Houston wins new funding for energy transportation project Researchers from the University of Houston in Texas have won more funding for an ambitious wind energy project that is purported to cost some $4 million. The project is certainly ambitious, as researchers claim that it will solve a key problem that has been plaguing wind energy for several years. This problem involved energy transportation and how this transportation is often disrupted by the magnetic field that it produced by wind turbines. New funding for the project has come from…

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ARPA-E looks to seed breakthroughs in energy technology

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ARPA-E announces new grants The Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced a new round of grants that are meant to help encourage “transformational, breakthrough technologies” in the energy sector. ARPA-E is an offshoot of DARPA, an agency that is famously responsible for scientific and technological breakthroughs that have lead to phenomenon such as the Internet and cell phones. The U.S. Department of Energy oversees ARPA-E and is keen to see the agency’s latest round of grants produce some breakthroughs that could revolutionize the way energy is used and generated.…

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Halotechnics develops new materials to make solar thermal energy more viable

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New developments in solar power helps to shed new light on efficiency issues. Halotechnics, a solar energy startup, has announced the development of two new materials that can be used for storing solar heat energy. The company has garnered the support of ARPA-E, an alternative energy branch of the Department of Energy. Halotechnics focuses on developing solar-thermal technologies that are meant to make the use of solar energy more efficient and viable. Researchers with the company believe that the new materials could help solve some of the problems the solar industry…

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