US invests $30m in fusion energy research and development

The programme will support the development of timely, commercially viable fusion energy, aiming to increase the number and performance levels of lower cost fusion concepts

$30m to slash emissions in US oil and gas sector

The US has announced funding worth $30 million (£17.8m) for technologies to measure methane emissions in the oil and natural gas industry in a bid to effectively reduce them. Methane emissions in the US make up nearly 9% of all greenhouse gas emitted and is projected to rise to a level equivalent to more than […]

$36m for US research to ease ‘range anxiety’ for EVs

A US research agency is allocating $36 million (£23.1 million) of funding to 22 projects around the country to ease “range anxiety” for drivers considering electric vehicles (EVs). The grants are awarded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) as part of the Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems (RANGE) programme. Its […]

New $30m US fund for solar research projects

A $30 million (£19.7m) programme to develop new cost-effective solar energy technologies is soon to be launched in the US. The US Department of Energy announced the fund from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be made available to engage the nation’s top scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to research and develop new solar technologies. […]

$40m US funding to get cars off oil hook

Scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs in the United States could get a slice of funding worth $40 million (£26.5m) to develop efficient technologies that can help shift cars and trucks off oil. The cash from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be given to two new programmes for cleaner and cheaper transport […]

$130m US fund for ‘cutting-edge’ research in energy

The US Energy Department has announced a fund worth $130 million (£81m) for 66 “cutting-edge” research projects in the energy industry. The cash from the department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is part of its ‘OPEN 2012’ programme, which will support a range of technologies, including advanced fuels, building efficiency, carbon capture, renewable […]

$43m US energy storage fund for EVs

The US Department of Energy is set to provide $43million (£27.5million) funding to develop energy storage technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) in the States. The department will support 19 new projects, focusing on innovations in battery management and storage for electric cars, through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Researchers will also work towards improving […]