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"Trying to Hit Home Runs, Not Base Hits"

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu talks about today's summit convening some of America's brightest minds to look for major breakthroughs on clean energy to be backed through Recovery Act ARPA-E funds. He also introduces a video on one of the projects funded through the first round.

Education in Focus

Today in Washington, we're hosting the first-ever ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.  We're bringing together some of our nation's brightest minds in science, engineering, and business to focus on tackling the energy problem.  Through the ARPA-E program, we are funding cutting-edge technologies that could provide game-changing breakthroughs.  We're trying to hit home runs, not base hits.

This video showcases one of the projects we funded in the first round of applications: Sun Catalytix.  Sun Catalytix is developing a unique technology that mimics photosynthesis to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.  Check it out:

Steven Chu is Secretary of Energy