Posts by JBEI

New Synthetic Biology Tools Unlock Complex Plant Engineering

The tools provide the fine control needed for bioenergy and sustainable agriculture efforts.

Finding the missing step of an important molecular process

Researchers at JBEI reveal the final missing step of lysine catabolism.

Live Science Series: The Sourdough Experiment

JBEI's Joshua McCauley shares how to make your own sourdough starter in this virtual Berkeley Lab K-12 event.

JBEI Project Receives Technology Commercialization Funding Award from Department of Energy

The award funds research on producing a new aviation biofuel precursor from cellulosic biomass.

Smart Farms of the Future: Making Bioenergy Crops More Environmentally Friendly

A new project including scientists at the Joint BioEnergy Institute could make agriculture both more sustainable and more profitable.

Making Biofuels Cheaper by Putting Plants to Work

JBEI researchers describe how biofuels can achieve cost parity with petroleum fuels.

CRISPR Genome Editing Strategy Could Improve Rice, Other Crops

Scientists at UC Davis and collaborators at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have used CRISPR technology to genetically engineer rice with high levels of beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. The technique they used provides a promising strategy for genetically improving rice and other crops.

Diving Deeper into a Genus of Fungi with Bioenergy Potential

A new study further investigates species in the Aspergillus genus, whose vast biochemical diversity makes it important for bioenergy applications.

Using Bioenergy Byproducts to Curb Greenhouse Gas

Researchers in the Joint BioEnergy Institute, the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley published a study analyzing how bioenergy byproducts can be beneficial for carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas mitigation in California, when used to improve soil quality on degraded lands.

Jay Keasling to receive AIChE's Doing a World of Good Medal

Jay Keasling, JBEI’s chief executive officer, will be awarded the Doing a World of Good Medal by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).