Inventions for Licensing

By agreement of all JBEI Partners, Berkeley Lab manages intellectual property and is responsible for collaborative research and licensing agreements to commercialize JBEI technology. Rather than requiring a corporate research sponsor or licensee to negotiate separate agreements with multiple JBEI Partners, this approach enables companies to work with with just one party to access technology developed by the complete suite of JBEI Partners. Companies can more readily access scientific talents and technology developments from five National Laboratories and six academic research partners towards making economically competitive bio-based fuels and chemicals.

JBEI’s innovative culture and cutting-edge advances have resulted in a growing portfolio of intellectual property that is available for licensing. A brief summary of JBEI/Berkeley Lab licensing practices is available here. For additional information on JBEI technologies, and to receive notification of future JBEI inventions, please either go here or contact Robin Johnston at [email protected]

Profiles of Current Technologies Available for Licensing and Collaboration

The list of technologies below are available for licensing or as the foundation for a research collaboration. If you can’t find the technology you’re interested in, please contact Robin Johnston at [email protected].

Recently Added New

Advanced Fuels





Process Integration


Plastics Recycling

Research Tools and Software

A catalog of Biological Sciences Software available open source or for licensing can be found here

Synthetic Biology Tools