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"Trying to Hit Home Runs, Not Base Hits"

Summary: 
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