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Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:00

Department of Energy Announces 18 new projects

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced $55 million in funding for 18 innovative projects as part of ARPA-E’s two newest programs: GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) and Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA). GENSETS projects are aimed at developing generator technologies that will improve efficiencies in residential Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation, and TERRA projects will accelerate energy crop development for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press service of the U.S. energy department.

“The GENSETS and TERRA programs demonstrate ARPA-E's unique approach to developing innovative ideas to advance energy technologies,” said ARPA-E Director Dr. Ellen D. Williams. “By accelerating the development of residential CHP generators in GENSETS and by using cutting-edge robotics, plant physiology and information technology to make bioenergy crop development faster in TERRA, ARPA-E is pushing the boundaries of current energy technologies to create a more secure, sustainable and affordable American energy future.”

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