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AFWERX to Host ‘Reimaging Energy’ Webinar Tomorrow for DoD

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 12, 2020) – AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force’s innovation catalyst will host an informational webinar (register here) on the Reimagining Energy Challenge for the Department of Defense (DoD) tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 2 pm ET. The webinar will discuss the details of Reimagining Energy Challenge on the type of innovative and technologically advanced solutions the Challenge is seeking, how those interested individuals and companies can submit their solution to specific categories, and the ways to best navigate working with the U.S. Air Force towards meeting various renewable energy goals. Visit the Reimagining Energy Challenge video to learn more about the opportunity here.

The Reimagining Energy Challenge for the DoD is seeking solutions to create the future of resilient energy production, transmission, use and storage. The Department of Defense is currently the largest energy consumer globally. By reducing demand and reliance on petroleum and modernizing the energy infrastructure, the U.S. Air Force can improve the way they consume energy, increase sustainability, and remain adaptable to future impacts of climate change and reduction in fossil fuels.

The webinar is free and open to the public and media.

This is an opportunity for the DoD to partner with innovative industries and academia to identify, fund and launch new energy strategies from now until 2045. The Challenge is seeking solutions that can be implemented immediately, those that require some further development, and also moonshot ideas that may not be implemented until 2045.

The Reimagining Energy for the DoD Challenge will gather the right people from industry, government, and academia to identify solutions for a sustainable energy infrastructure for the Department of Defense. The goals of the Challenge are to leverage all energy sources for military use such as wind, solar, thermal, hydro, nuclear and hydrogen and increase mission effectiveness and quality of life, while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Our aspirational targets are to eliminate all fossil fuel dependency and achieve a carbon negative DoD.

The Reimagining Energy for the DoD Challenge encompasses six specific topics:

  • Permanent & Mobile Energy Generation
  • Energy Transmission & Distribution
  • Mobile & Fixed Energy Storage
  • New Warfighting & Operational Equipment Not Dependent on Fossil Fuels
  • Data Availability for Improved Planning & Decision Making
  • Energy Culture, Policy & Education

The open call for solutions for the Reimagining Energy Challenge launched on September 2, 2020. Submissions are currently being accepted from across the globe, both domestic and international organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate. The full challenge overview and details to submit a proposed solution is available at afwerxchallenge.com/energy.

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