Today, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Cyclotron Road program announced the selection of its second cohort of innovators, whose projects include next generation batteries, advanced materials, biomanufacturing, and solar technologies.

When we started Cyclotron Road less than two years ago, it was an experiment. Now with the second cohort and significant external funding, the concept has been firmly established,” said Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon.

As the quality and range of applications in the second cohort show, Cyclotron Road has closed a gap in our spectrum of tools for energy technology innovation.”

Cyclotron Road is a critical new DOE supported platform upon which game changing new clean energy startups can be built. Its first cohort participants are already showing tremendous success, with two projects in the program already having been awarded funding for their ideas by ARPA-E. With the program’s second cohort we are announcing today, EERE and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab are already building on an exciting track record of success.”

We’ve been incredibly impressed with the progress our first cohort has made over the past year and look forward to working with the second cohort to drive their technologies forward.”

The second cohort was selected after a nationwide call for applications followed by a rigorous four-month selection process.

Read full bios and project descriptions for this new cohort on the Cyclotron Road website.