US bets $150m on high-risk renewable energy

日期:2019-03-08 04:17:01 作者:胶担 阅读:

By Phil McKenna IF YOU had $150 million to spend on boundary-busting energy research, where would you put the cash? The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has committed that amount this year, with one lofty aim: to transform the planet’s energy future. But which technologies are its best bets? ARPA-E knows it’s taking some huge gambles: it fully expects that many of the 37 projects it picked will fail. “Our model is to look for risky, high-potential technologies that don’t currently have a means of funding to see if they will work,” says ARPA-E’s deputy director,