WASHINGTON – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently announced $125 million across 41 cutting-edge energy technologies awarded by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). These new projects are funded under ARPA-E’s OPEN 2015 program and come in advance of the COP21 U.N. Climate Negotiations in Paris next week. The announcement was made at D.C. technology incubator 1776 at an event that focused on leveraging America’s top innovators to find technological solutions to combat climate change, enhance security and solve pressing energy challenges around the globe.
One of the company that was chosed for the award was Dioxide Materials that will be receiving $2 million in funding for its project.
From the ARPA -E Press Release:
Dioxide Materials, Inc., Boca Raton, FL ($2,000,000) - High Efficiency Alkaline Water Electrolyzers for Grid Scale Energy Storage
Dioxide Materials, Inc. will develop an alkaline water electrolyzer for an improved power-to-gas system, which is used to store energy in the hydrogen chemical bond. High conductivity membranes that can function under alkaline conditions could lead to a 10x lower electrolyzer stack cost because they allow higher current densities and enable systems that do not require platinum catalysts.