The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) partners with Berkeley Lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) to move technologies from the Lab to the marketplace to benefit the public and the U.S. economy. Berkeley Lab seeks licensees that can marshal the requisite financial, R & D, manufacturing, marketing, and managerial capabilities and commitment to successfully commercialize Berkeley Lab innovations. Our technologies have received honors and awards as well as formed the basis of start-up companies.
If you are interested or have questions about EESA technologies (which are listed below*) please contact us.
Available EESA Technologies for Licensing and Collaboration
*A more comprehensive list of Berkeley Lab’s technologies which are available for licensing can be found at the IPO’s Licensing Berkeley Lab Technologies web page.
- Bore II – Advanced Wellbore Technology Characterizes Groundwater Flow and Contamination CR-1256, 1673, Chin-Fu Tsang
- CrunchFlow, Carl Steefel
- EMGeo: Risk Minimizing Software for Finding Offshore Fossil Fuels by Fluid Identification CR-2265, Greg Newman – 2009 R&D100 Winner!
- Gas Exploration Software for Reducing Uncertainty in Gas Concentration Estimates CR-2342, Jinsong Chen
- Geophysical Earth Modeling (GEM) Software CR-1613
- GeoT: A Computer Program for Multicomponent Geothermometry and Geochemical Speciation, Reed and Nic Spycher
- TOUGH+: Modeling Fluid and Heat Flow in Porous and Fractured Ground CR-1275, 2396, multiple developers
Monitoring and Imaging
- Accurate Identification, Imaging and Monitoring of Fluid-Saturated Underground Reservoirs IB-1663, Valeri Korneev
- Behind Casing Fluid Sampler to Monitor Groundwater at Hydraulic Fracturing Operations IB-2013-087, Barry Freifeld
- Combining Highly Sensitive Microarrays with Label-free Infrared Imaging 2014-015, Hoi-Ying Holman – related 2014 R&D100 Winner!
- Detection and Identification of Unexploded Ordnance IB-2190 (hardware) and CR-2344 (software), Erika Gasperikova – 2007 R&D 100 Winner!
- Novel Tube-in-Tube System Simplifies Subsurface Fluid Sampling IB-2802, Barry Freifeld
- Optical Sedimentation Recorder (OSR) for Tracking the Ocean’s Carbon Flux IB-2196, James Bishop – related 2006 R&D100 Winner!
- Phylochip: DNA Microarray for Rapid Profiling of Microbial Populations IB-2229, Gary Andersen – 2008 R&D100 Winner!
- Piezotube Borehole Seismic Source for Continuous Crosswell Monitoring IB-2317, Tom Daley
- ShaCS: Shaped-Charge Stimulation for Low-Permeability Oil and Gas Reservoirs IB-2732, George Moridis
- Tube-wave Seismic Imaging and Monitoring Method for Oil Reservoirs and Aquifers IB-1917, Valeri Korneev
- Cost-Effective Bioelectrical Remediation of Xenobiotics IB-2385, John Coates
- Cost-effective Recovery of Uranium and Vanadium from Contaminated Water and Sediments IB-2527, Tetsu Tokunaga
Honors and Awards
An R&D 100 Award is a mark of excellence known to industry, government, and academia as proof that the product is one of the most innovative of the year. Our success with the R&D 100 Awards began with its very first issue of the award, formerly known as the IR 100 in 1984. Our EESA technologies and the developers who have received this prestigious award …read more