We’re excited to share that Opus 12, a startup that has developed a method for recycling carbon dioxide emissions into useful and cost-competitive chemicals and fuels, has won a Keeling Curve Prize. The recognition comes with a $25,000 purse.
Environmental news site Grist has included our executive director Ilan Gur on its annual list of the most inspiring innovators working on fresh solutions to the planet’s biggest problems.
We’re very pleased to have recently brought on Hannah Totte as our program operations associate. In addition to supporting Brenna Teigler in day-to-day operations of the program, she will put considerable energy into culling actionable insights from the many data streams that we collect as a program.
Five Cyclotron Road fellows are named in the inaugural cohort for the GCxN accelerator, a collaboration between Shell’s GameChanger program and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The cohort is developing long-term energy storage and control technologies for the energy grid of the future.
By displacing petroleum-derived material feedstocks with engineered, bio-based alternatives, Visolis is focused on creating renewable products for the circular economy. With key pieces of the puzzle now set in place, Visolis’s founder, Deepak “Sultan of Scale” Dugar, is moving the firm from pilot scale to mass production.
Bleximo Corp., a startup that is bringing quantum computing from the research lab to industry, has announced the close of a $1.5 million seed round.
Antora Energy, Fervo Energy, Mosaic Materials and Visolis—four startups founded by Cyclotron Road fellows and alumni—received a total of $7.5 million in funding from a pair of Department of Energy offices as well as from the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (APRA-E) this month.
Founded by Cohort Two fellow Zachary Sun, Synvitrobio has announced an oversubscribed $2.6 million seed funding round as well as a new name—Tierra Biosciences—and the appointment of a chief scientific officer, Louis Metzger, who has a background in drug discovery at Novartis.
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“We are excited about the potential Nelumbo holds for heat exchangers and the broader HVAC market," says Jürgen Fischer, president of Danfoss Cooling Segment.
Danielle Applestone understands the hurdles facing entrepreneurial scientists.
Introducing two new team members: Tom Boussie, managing director of technology, and Robert Ethier, investment director.
We are thrilled to announce our next cohort of Cyclotron Road fellows. These 13 scientists and engineers will spend the next two years embedded at Berkeley Lab, advancing their technology innovations from promising concepts to first products.