Keasling Wins 2014 Eni Award’s Renewable Energy Prize

June 04, 2014

JBEI CEO Jay Keasling has won the 2014 Renewable Energy Prize portion of the prestigious Eni Awards for his achievements in “the microbial production of hydrocarbon fuels.” Sponsored by Eni, a global multibillion dollar energy company headquartered in Rome, the Eni Awards were created to “develop better use of renewable energy, promote environmental research and encourage new generations of researchers.” The Renewable Energy Prize comes with a gold medal and a 200,000 Euros cash award. Keasling, who also serves as VP of JBEI’s Fuel’s Synthesis division, is recognized as a world leader in the burgeoning field of synthetic biology and its applications to the production of clean, green, advanced biofuels.