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Investments

75

Portfolio Exits

11

Partners & Customers

2

About ARPA-E

ARPA-E, or Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy is an organization within the U.S. Department of Energy, is the country's dedicated exclusively to supporting high risk, high reward energy research projects. ARPA-E's mission is to support nimble and inventive technological approaches that can deliver transformative new solutions for climate change and energy security while advancing America's technology leadership.

ARPA-E Headquarter Location

1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.

Washington, DC, 20585,

United States

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Expert Collections containing ARPA-E

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Synthetic Biology

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Pharmaceutical companies working across drug discovery, drug development and drug manufacturing.

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Synthetic biology focused on replacing industrial and commercial materials.

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Our selected startups are high-momentum companies pioneering technology with the potential to transform society and economies for the better.

Latest ARPA-E News

C-Crete Technologies Awarded $1.5 Million From ARPA-E To Develop Novel Insulating Systems For Energy Infrastructure

Jun 29, 2021

C-Crete Technologies Awarded $1.5 Million From ARPA-E To Develop Novel Insulating Systems For Energy Infrastructure The C-Crete team, led by Dr. Rouzbeh Shahsavari, in collaboration with major utility companies, will bring an insulating nanofluid technology to energy market. Author: Jun 29, 2021 1:06 PM EDT HOUSTON, June 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- C-Crete Technologies has been awarded $1.5M from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop and commercialize nanotechnology-enabled fluids for large power transformers (LPTs) with the goal of doubling the lifetime of this highly expensive equipment. The 100- to 400-ton LPTs, which cost millions of dollars to manufacture, prepare electricity for transmission from a generating plant to end users. Transformers, which are essential elements of the U.S. national grid system, step up or down voltages for efficient electricity transmission. Their key cause of failure is overheating, which becomes more likely over time due to the breakdown of the mineral oil that dissipates heat and insulates the windings and metal cores within the transformers. C-Crete Technologies will integrate a series of advanced surface chemistry, colloidal engineering, high-throughput characterizations, and pilot demonstrations to develop novel insulating nanofluids with a projected 80-year lifetime. "Current statistics reveal that the typical service life of transformers that fail due to insulation problems is less than half the expected lifetime of 40 years, and 75 percent of the high voltage transformers' collapse is due to dielectric insulation issues," says Dr. Rouzbeh Shahsavari, founder and president of C-Crete Technologies. "This existing problem, along with the development of more demanding power transmission-distribution systems for the high-voltage networks and smart grids of the future require high-performance heat-dissipation fluids with high dielectric strength, thermal conductivity and aging performance," says Shahsavari. The aging of the more than 2,500 oil-immersed LPTs in the U.S. is a growing concern for utilities. Not only do they cost millions of dollars, LPTs have a procurement lead time of a year or more. "Generally tailored to customer specifications, LPTs are not readily interchangeable, and their high costs prohibit extensive spare inventories," says Negar Rajabi, the tech-to-market lead of C-Crete Technologies. "In addition, many are approaching or exceeding their design lives. Thus, utilities have resorted to practices that elongate the lifetime to maintain the existing fleet of transformers. This calls for novel insulation technologies to be adopted by industry." C- Crete's nanofluid technology has applications in other diverse markets such as automobiles, lubrications, nuclear cooling, thermal energy storage, and microelectronics. "We can explore other heat-transfer fluid applications where water, ethylene glycol and engine oils have not been successful," says Shahsavari. C-Crete Technologies works at the intersection of materials science, nanotechnology, multiscale computations, predictive analytics, software, hardware and manufacturing to drive the next generation of innovations for a low-carbon and energy-efficient world. http://www.ccretetech.com Media Contact: Negar Rajabi negar@ccretetech.com SOURCE C-Crete Technologies

ARPA-E Investments

75 Investments

ARPA-E has made 75 investments. Their latest investment was in Advanced Conductor Technologies as part of their Grant on March 3, 2021.

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ARPA-E Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/12/2021

Grant

Advanced Conductor Technologies

$1.6M

Yes

1

1/13/2021

Grant - II

Switched Source

$8.56M

Yes

1

9/28/2020

Grant

FPS Engineering & Technology

Yes

1

9/27/2020

Grant - III

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$99M

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10

5/1/2020

Grant

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$99M

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10

Date

3/12/2021

1/13/2021

9/28/2020

9/27/2020

5/1/2020

Round

Grant

Grant - II

Grant

Grant - III

Grant

Company

Advanced Conductor Technologies

Switched Source

FPS Engineering & Technology

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Amount

$1.6M

$8.56M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

ARPA-E Portfolio Exits

11 Portfolio Exits

ARPA-E has 11 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Energy Storage Systems on May 07, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

5/7/2021

Acq - Pending

$991

3

3/3/2020

Reverse Merger

2

12/16/2019

Acquired

1

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Date

5/7/2021

3/3/2020

12/16/2019

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Exit

Acq - Pending

Reverse Merger

Acquired

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Valuation

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

3

2

1

10

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ARPA-E Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

ARPA-E has 2 strategic partners and customers. ARPA-E recently partnered with PARC on June 6, 2016.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

6/1/2016

Vendor

PARC

United States

Newsroom - PARC, a Xerox company

For this project , PARC is partnering with Blueshift and Pilkington North America to develop an innovative window coating that significantly improves the energy efficiency of existing single-pane windows in commercial and residential buildings .

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2/10/2015

Partner

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Date

6/1/2016

2/10/2015

Type

Vendor

Partner

Business Partner

PARC

Country

United States

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News Snippet

Newsroom - PARC, a Xerox company

For this project , PARC is partnering with Blueshift and Pilkington North America to develop an innovative window coating that significantly improves the energy efficiency of existing single-pane windows in commercial and residential buildings .

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Sources

2

10

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