June 28, 2013
Cheryl Martin, Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)
Jennifer Lewis, Wyss Professor, Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
Shilpa Iyer, Graduate of Comsewogue High School, Freshman at Cornell University in the fall, Winner of the Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program
Shweta Iyer, Graduate of Comsewogue High School, Freshman at Stony Brook University in the fall, Winner of the Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program
Back in 2007, Congress funded, and the president signed into law, a new kind of research organization, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E. Its mission is to back energy technologies that are too risky for investors but offer a potentially huge payoff if they work. The agency has gambled on flywheels, compressed air energy storage, lithium-air batteries, even wind-energy kites. http://arpa-e.energy.gov
how much energy you can get into a certain space. And when you look at what’s out there, that could be really game-changing. Lithium sulfur comes to mind. It’s literally, along with lithium air, the highest energy density you could get.