Cyclotron Road’s fellows are creating the future of clean energy, advanced manufacturing, and electronics. Through videos and storytelling, the “Backstories” series shines a light on the journeys these researchers have taken to develop their technologies. Go here to learn more about CinderBio, which seeks to commercialize heat-and-acid stable enzymes.
eProject Builder, an online data management tool for water/energy retrofits, has won an R&100 Award, and Cyclotron Road startup Opus 12, which developed a device that recycles carbon dioxide into renewable fuels, is a co-recipient of an R&D 100 Special Recognition Award. These technologies are both from the Energy Technologies Area. More>
Want to learn more about commercializing your research? Cyclotron Road fellows will be on hand to answer questions during a happy hour on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Craft Beer in Berkeley. The Lab’s Cyclotron Road program helps entrepreneurial scientists bring their technologies to scale through mentorship, education, and networking.
Bill Gates’ $1 billion Breakthrough Energy Ventures is investing in a host of startups developing technology that confront climate change. Among the first selected was Fervo Energy, a company that is applying new drilling and well construction techniques to the geothermal industry in the hope of converting far more of the planet’s latent heat into a source of clean energy. Fervo’s founders (pictured) are currently fellows with the Lab’s Cyclotron Road program. More>
Electronics, clean energy, or advanced manufacturing researchers can get help in turning ideas into reality. Cyclotron Road is offering two years of funding, unencumbered access to world-class research facilities at the Lab and UC Berkeley, intensive mentorship, education, and networking. The deadline for fellowship applications is Oct. 31.
Cyclotron Road, the fellowship program that nurtures transformative technology concepts toward a first product, has issued its 2018 impact report that quantifies and highlights its success. Read how Cyclotron Road’s entrepreneurial science fellowships are bridging the science-to-product gap. More>
The Department of Energy provided $80 million for 36 projects to support bioenergy research and development. Among the recipients were Visolis and Mosaic Materials, both part of Cyclotron Road’s first cohort. A third Cyclotron Road company, Fervo Energy (cohort four), was among four projects that received $4.45 million for early-stage research and development of tools and technologies for enhanced geothermal systems.
While trying to commercialize some new battery materials that she invented, Danielle Applestone experienced firsthand the fundraising hurdles that face entrepreneurial scientists, among them the lack of connections to investors required to build a company. She’ll help Cyclotron Road researchers leap some of those hurdles in her new role as Executive-in-Residence. More>
Cyclotron Road alumna Kendra Kuhl is one of five “climate change visionaries” advancing world-changing ideas and technologies that were featured recently in the New York Times. Kuhl is the chief technical officer of Opus12, which has developed a device that turns waste CO2 into chemicals and fuels. More>
This Thursday, June 21, Cyclotron Road fellows Colin Bailie, Andrew Hsieh, Jess Morrison, Sarah Richardson, Vince Romanin, and Jared Schwede will share their visions of our energy future in short, TED-style talks at the Silicon Valley Energy Summit, hosted by Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy. Go here to see the full agenda or to register.