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ARPA-E Issues $125 Million Solicitation for Transformational Energy Projects

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars that the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has issued its third open funding opportunity announcement, OPEN 2015, for up to $125 million. OPEN 2015 will support energy research and development projects for disruptive new technologies in transportation and stationary applications. ARPA-E has issued previous OPEN solicitations in 2009 and 2012, which led to $30 million in funding for advanced CNG storage and refueling technologies. “We are excited to announce this open solicitation to support the development of a broad range of disruptive technologies, advancing our all-of-the-above energy strategy to ensure a secure, affordable and sustainable American energy future,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Open solicitations ensure that ARPA-E can support transformational projects outside the scope of existing ARPA-E focused programs. For more information on OPEN 2015, go to: http://bit.ly/OPEN2015.