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Access Berkeley Lab via master agreement with QB3

Berkeley Lab’s world-class scientific expertise and unique technical capabilities provide powerful tools for innovation. Berkeley Lab and QB3 Incubator Partners (QB3IP) have a master agreement that enables companies affiliated with QB3IP to access services, facilities and personnel at Berkeley Lab significantly faster and less expensively than through a traditional agreement. Contact Berkeley Lab at for more information.

Some examples of Berkeley Lab capabilities:

The Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) is a state-of-the-art facility for testing, developing, and scaling up emergent bio-based fuel and chemical technologies.

The Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), one of three DOE Bioenergy Research Centers, is accelerating fundamental research breakthroughs for the development of advanced, next-generation biofuels. JBEI also works with companies to develop bio-based chemicals.

The Materials Project accelerates the discovery and use of novel materials by computing properties of all known materials in an easy-to-use open source database.

Berkeley Lab has a wide range of highly specialized, unique equipment and expertise. If you need access to equipment or expertise that isn't available commercially, contact the Innovation and Partnership Office at

State-of-the-art User Facilities

Berkeley Lab has several User Facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and staff scientists to assist with project design and implementation. These facilities are open to industry, and in cases where the user is willing to share the results, the Department of Energy usually covers the full cost of R & D at the facility. Please contact the user facility directly or the Innovation and Partnership Office at

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