DOE Announces 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold the second annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit Feb. 28 to March 2, 2011, at the Gaylord Convention Center, located outside of Washington, D.C.

The event, which will unite players from all sectors of the nation's energy innovation community to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of clean energy technologies, is being co-hosted by the DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) as well as the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, with support from the National Venture Capital Association and the Kauffman Foundation.

The event will feature a technology showcase with more than 100 exhibits from ARPA-E-funded projects in areas such as grid-scale storage, power electronics, batteries for electric vehicles, building efficiency and advanced carbon capture.

The showcase will also feature many promising projects that submitted proposals but that ARPA-E was unable to fund. In addition, ARPA-E will host a pre-conference workshop to provide insight into new program areas and to allow participants to collaborate on solutions to energy challenges.

The inaugural ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit held in March attracted more than 1,700 attendees from 49 states and 16 countries. Attendees included members of research and development institutions, global corporations, technology entrepreneurs, investors, policy-makers and government officials.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy

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