Cleantech to Market

Energy Institute at Haas

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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