JBEI functions as an incubator for scientific discovery bringing together the best and brightest researchers from around the country and the globe.

Inside JBEI’s Emeryville laboratories, four interlocking scientific divisions–Feedstocks, Deconstruction, Fuels Synthesis and Technologies–bring the sunlight-to-biofuels pipeline under one roof.

JBEI represents a departure from traditional research institutions that specialize in a single field. Here, an inter-disciplinary team of some 160-plus scientists, post doctoral researchers and graduate students combine their expertise and collaborate to develop genetic, biological, computational and robotic technologies to accelerate the process of discovery.

Modeled after high-performing biotech start-ups, JBEI’s entrepreneurial culture drives innovation. At JBEI, talented, motivated scientists and operations staff members pool their knowledge, skills and abilities to advance science for public good.

Unique competitive advantages:

  • An integrated research team collaborating to deliver high-risk, high-return breakthroughs in advanced biofuels production.
  • A powerful multi-institutional partnership supports JBEI with combined scientific, operational and administrative expertise: DOE, LBL, LLNL, SNL, PPNL, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Located in the Bay Area academic/biotech research hub