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December 2015

Two Small Business Users Awarded ARPA-E Funding


Part of Cyclotron Road at Berkeley Lab, these industrial users of the Molecular Foundry were among 41 “transformational energy technology projects” that were awarded a total of $125 million by DOE's ARPA-E.

Spark Thermionics, led by Dan Riley and Jared Schwede, is developing a thermionic energy converter, which can efficiently convert heat to electricity for combined heat and power for residential use, as well as distributed solar thermal power and heat scavenging. polySpectra, led by Raymond Weitekamp, is developing an infrared-reflective coating to retrofit inefficient windows in commercial and residential buildings. 

Read the full press release.