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.

March 9, 2020


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.

December 2, 2019


Turning the Switch on Biofuels

LLNL scientists and collaborators at JBEI have identified a molecular mechanism in bacteria that can be manipulated to promote imidazolium ionic liquid tolerance.

June 17, 2019