Four Berkeley Lab technologies developed in the Biosciences, Energy Technologies and Earth and Environmental Sciences Divisions received 2017 R&D100 Awards at a Nov. 17 ceremony in Orlando, Florida:
- Double Barcoded Shotgun Expression Library Sequencing (Dub-Seq) — Vivek Mutalik, Adam Arkin, Adam Deutschbauer, Pavel Novichkov (BIO)
- Distributed Solar Estimation (DiSE) for Estimation of Renewable Energy Generation on the Grid —
Emma Stewart, Ciaran Roberts, Emre Can Kara and Michaelangelo Tabone (ETA)
- Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for Low-Carbon Cities (BEST Cities) — Nan Zhou, Lynn Price, Nina Zheng, Stephanie Ohshita (ETA)
- Crunchflow — Carl Steefel (EESA)
The Lab was also recognized in two additional award-winning technologies, bringing the Lab’s total number of wins to 91 since 1984. For descriptions of this year’s winning Berkeley Lab technologies, read Berkeley Lab’s November 20 press release.
Department of Energy national laboratories took home a total of 33 awards at this year’s event. “These awards demonstrate the incredible value that our national laboratories continue to provide to our nation, and show why the Department of Energy is one of the largest supporters of technology transfer in the federal government,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “The ingenuity and innovation at our national labs helped unleash the American energy revolution, and are showing the way to a more secure and more prosperous future.”
The R&D 100 Awards are presented annually by R&D Magazine to recognize the most significant technologies and services introduced in the previous year. A list of all 100 winners for 2017 is available at the competition website.