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ChemCatBio: Work With Us (Text Version)

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>>Megan Ballweber: One of the primary benefits to partnering with ChemCatBio is access to a wealth of knowledge and resources that may not be available elsewhere.

>>Eric Payne: The ChemCatBio consortium is an Energy Materials Network funded by the U.S. Department of Energy focused on reducing the cost and the risk of catalysts for converting biomass to fuels and chemicals.

>>Anne Miller: We’d expect companies to realize significant benefits from participating in ChemCatBio. By doing so, they’ll be able to tap the capabilities at eight national laboratories in the catalysis space with a set of agreements that are predeveloped, ready to go, making it very easy to engage.

>>Eric Payne: So the eight national laboratories in ChemCatBio have executed a standard intellectual property management plan, which allows all eight organizations to license their IP in a very standard and streamlined fashion. We also have a standard CRADA, which is a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, which affords industry partners with an option to an exclusive license in a defined field of use.

>>Megan Ballweber: The CRADA can be used for projects where it’s just two parties or many parties to the project, where at least one member of the project is a DOE national laboratory member of the consortium.

>>Eric Payne: I think our hope for ChemCatBio is that industry can look into the laboratories and access DOE-funded resources to solve industry challenges involved in catalysis.

>>Anne Miller: If a company is interested in working with ChemCatBio, we’d encourage them to go to the website. You’ll find a list of lab capabilities, points of contact at the national labs. We’re also happy to go beyond that to provide templates for advanced review, talk you through the terms, provide some explanation and context. The goal really is to get working together as soon as we can.

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