ORNL wins two ARPA-E awards; UT gets two, too

ORNLmrfEnergy Secretary Ernest Moniz last week announced $125 million in grants for “transformational energy technology projects,” including two projects to be headed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The projects are funded through DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

The ORNL projects include work on new cast alumina-forming alloys and design of 2-D proton-selective membrances for use in storage technologies.

The University of Tennessee will receive funds for development of synthetic genomes for plant chloroplasts to be incorporated into energy crops and work on a flexible and low-cost “open source microgrid controller.”

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