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Microbe helps convert solar power to liquid fuel

By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels.

By March 30, 2012


Five things we learned at the ARPA-E Summit

Scientific research and entrepreneurship in clean energy is alive and well at the ARPA-E Summit.

By February 29, 2012


In the lab, designing the ultimate biofuel bug

Start-up Joule Unlimited is on the forefront of using genetic engineering to replace petrofuels, trying to learn from shortcomings of other biofuel technologies.

By March 25, 2011


In clean energy R&D, a spark--but then what?

The ARPA-E program is funding promising cutting-edge research, but there are financial and policy barriers for getting those technologies to a meaningful scale.

By March 4, 2011


Navy: Full steam ahead on Great Green Fleet

Navy's Ray Mabus announces research plan with Department of Energy around grid storage, part of ambitious program to cut fossil fuel use in half this decade at the Navy.

By March 2, 2011


ARPA-E funds fuel-making microbes, batteries, carbon capture

ARPA-E, the Department of Energy agency created to research clean-energy breakthroughs, puts an additional $106 million into 37 commercial and academic ventures.

By April 29, 2010


DOE offers $100 million for far-out energy tech

The Department of Energy's ARPA-E program offers funds for high-risk, high-return energy research in fuels, carbon capture, and electric vehicle batteries.

By December 7, 2009