Three Berkeley Lab projects were selected for Technology Commercialization Funding (TCF) from DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions:
- Lignin-Derived Ionic Liquids: Synthesis and Application in Biopolymer Processing (PI Ning Sun), $500,000
- Low-cost roll-to-roll manufacturing of metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells (PI Michael Tucker), $100,000
- Sulfur Electrode Design for Lithium-Sulfur Rechargeable Battery (PI Gao Liu), $100,000
The TCF program identifies energy technologies with commercial potential and provides technology maturation funding to support lab-to-market transition. The program seeks to strengthen partnerships between DOE national labs and the private sector companies that commercialize the labs’ energy innovations.
“The Department of Energy is one of the largest supporters of technology transfer within the federal government. By connecting innovators at our national labs with entrepreneurs in the private sector, DOE is breaking down barriers and finding the nexus between ingenuity and opportunity,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “The projects announced today will further strengthen those efforts across a broad spectrum of energy technologies and advance DOE’s important mission of technology transfer.”
Over $20 million was awarded to a total of 64 projects in this TCF round. Read DOE’s announcement listing all TCF recipients.