We're thrilled to welcome Dane Boysen to our program team. Dane joins Cyclotron Road as Chief Technologist, or, as he likes to call it, Chief Mentor. He will be bringing his many years of experience developing and commercializing hard energy technology to mentoring our cohort teams.
Visolis, in partnership with Berkeley Lab, recently won a DOE SBIR award to use its bio-thermochemical process to demonstrate upgrading of agri-residues and municipal solid waste into higher value chemicals. Visolis also received support from DOE's SBV program to scale up its process in partnership with NREL and PNNL.
Cyclotron Road's CalWave is ranked first in the U.S. Department of Energy Wave Energy Prize after Phase I of the competition and will advance as one of nine finalist teams and two alternates to Phase II.
We're excited to share some updates on the heels of the landmark public and private commitment to expand investment in energy innovation made in Paris yesterday. This historic push couldn't come at a more critical moment. As we cheer on the negotiators in Paris, our team is as committed as ever to supporting the best and brightest energy entrepreneurs in driving their technologies to impact.
We're excited to announce that Cyclotron Road projects Spark Thermionics and Polyspectra have both been selected for negotiations as awardees for the 2015 Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) OPEN award. The award to Spark Thermionics will fund a newly formed spin out company collaborating with Berkeley Lab and Stanford University, along with several additional partners.
The application for our second cohort is now open. We’re looking for the best, brightest, most driven energy innovators to join our second cohort. Visit cyclotronroad.org/apply to learn more.
Cyclotron Road's Opus 12 won the cool company startup competition at Fortune Magazine's Brainstorm-E conference this week in Austin, Texas.
Small businesses in the clean energy sector are invited to apply for assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories through the department’s new Small Business Vouchers Pilot.
Last Wednesday, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (E.E.R.E.) David Danielson featured Cyclotron Road on his blog and highlighted our upcoming cohort call, encouraging "entrepreneurial researchers with expertise in an energy-technology-related field to explore this exciting opportunity."
Cyclotron Road's CalWave project has advanced to the final 20 from among 92 teams in the U.S. Department of Energy Wave Energy Prize. Teams are competing for more than $2 million in prize money.
Cyclotron Road's Opus 12 and Spark Thermionics have been awarded grants from the Stanford TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy.
Cyclotron Road project lead Marcus Lehmann and his CalWave project were profiled in Bloomberg Business week yesterday.
Cyclotron Road was featured at the White House Clean Energy summit earlier this week. As part of the summit, which announced $4 billion in new commitments to finance clean energy, the White House highlighted Berkeley Lab and the U.S. Department of Energy's expansion of our public-private partnership in support of the program.
We have released our first report in conjunction with the White House Clean Energy Investment Summit this week. Entitled "A new pathway for hard technology: supporting energy innovators at Cyclotron Road," the report is based on background research and 30 in-depth interviews with experts and leaders in the energy innovation ecosystem conducted by Cyclotron Road team member Nicole Schuetz.
Cyclotron Road Project Lead Etosha Cave spoke about her work on electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction at TEDx Stanford on May, 17th, 2015.
Opus 12 project leads Kendra Kuhl and Etosha Cave were recently featured in Greenwire. The article highlights increasing opportunities for women to take leadership roles in clean technology startups, while also calling attention to the major hurdles the energy technology industry still faces in building an equitable workforce.
Cyclotron Road was launched as a pilot program codenamed 'M37' at Berkeley Lab in July 2014 to address the gap between early-stage energy technologies and impactful commercial outcomes. The vision was simple: provide a home for entrepreneurial technologists whose ideas are too challenging to pursue in a venture-backed startup, specifically in “hard tech” areas like advanced materials, chemistry, and physics.