2013 C2M Projects


  • Sulfur and Sodium Metal Battery Researchers at LBL have developed a new sodium sulfur battery that operates at lower temperature thereby improving durability, safety, and driving down costs. Slides Video
  • Rugged Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Off-grid Use Point Source Power has developed a rugged solid oxide fuel cell that can generate low-cost power from unrefined fuels at the wellhead. Slides Video
  • Biofuels from Tobacco Unlike other biofuels that require fermentation to create fuel, FOLIUM bio-crude can be extracted from tobacco leaves and dropped directly into existing refinery hydrocracking facilities in place of petroleum crude. Slides Video
  • Plug-Through Energy Monitor Researchers at UCB have developed a technology that is much smaller, cheaper, and uses lower power than existing measurement devices. Slides Video
  • Solar Water Pumping and Pasteurization Researchers at LBL have combined proven technologies into a simple device that not only pumps but also simultaneously pasteurizes water using solar thermal energy. Slides Video
  • Acid and Heat Stable Enzymes CinderBio has produced a set of enzymes that excel in hot, acidic conditions that are unreachable with current enzymes. Slides Video
  • Insulating Windows Using Automated Shading Researchers at LBL have created a highly efficient window that uses a combination of multiple layers of glass and an automated smart shade that can be connected to a smart home automation system. Slides Video

  • Micro-Synchrophasors for Power Distribution Systems The big data from these sensors will power a suite of applications to enable a smart grid that is also safe and reliable. Slides Video



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    "I was thrilled to work with a team of students to explore the market opportunities for my research."

     - Christine Ho, Co-Founder Imprint Energy, PhD Material Sciences 2010


    "They did a superb job in terms of technology positioning, market analysis, and business proposition."

     - Jan Rabaey, Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


    "The students provided a deep dive not only into the technologies but also into a broad variety of business models, which is very useful for our scientists."

     - Cheryl Fragiadakis, Department Head Berkeley Lab Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management