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With more than 250 conceptual designs submitted, we are pleased to highlight the winners of the LIghtweighting Technologies Enabling Comprehensive Automotive Redesign (LITECAR) Challenge. These innovative conceptual designs seek to lightweight a vehicle while maintaining or exceeding current U.S. automotive safety standards. Featuring: Dr. Ping Liu, Program Director, ARPA-E Dr. Ashwin Salvi, Fellow, ARPA-E ARPA-E, …

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ARPA-E: Future Energy Pitching Session

This pitching session features seven (7) technology startups presenting to a panel of top venture capital investors. Investors provide feedback and actionable advice to the presenters, and the audience members vote for their favorite startup. Moderator: Graham Lawlor, Founder, Ultra Light Startups Colleen Calhoun, Senior Executive Director, GE Energy Ventures Cody Nystrom, Managing Director, SJF …

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ARPA-E: Engineering Innovative New Biofuels

ARPA-E’s PETRO program was created to supply the transportation sector with plant-derived fuels that are cost-competitive with petroleum and don’t affect U.S. food supply. This video highlights the role that ARPA-E has played in connecting traditionally distinct research areas to inform the research and development efforts of PETRO project teams. Specifically, it highlights how the …

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Fireside Chat: Bill Gates and Dr. Steven Chu

Published on Mar 6, 2014 Moderator – John Podesta, Center for American Progress, Chair and Counselor Steven Chu, U.S. Department of Energy, Secretary Bill Gates, Microsoft, Chairman Discussing energy technology innovation and future energy sources. And different approaches to global warming and green house gas emissions. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances high-potential, high-impact …

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Fireside Chat: Elon Musk and Dr. Steven Chu

Published on Mar 6, 2014 Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer and Product Architect, Tesla Motors; Chief Executive Officer, SpaceX Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment.