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latest news: New Synthetic Biology Tools Unlock Complex Plant Engineering

New Synthetic Biology Tools Unlock Complex Plant Engineering

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

July 01, 2020

news: Finding the missing step of an important molecular process

Finding the missing step of an important molecular process

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

June 29, 2020

news: JBEI Project Receives Technology Commercialization Funding Award from Department of Energy

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.

June 11, 2020

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

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.

June 02, 2020

news: Making Biofuels Cheaper by Putting Plants to Work

Making Biofuels Cheaper by Putting Plants to Work

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

April 06, 2020

news: CRISPR Genome Editing Strategy Could Improve Rice, Other Crops

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 09, 2020

news: Diving Deeper into a Genus of Fungi with Bioenergy Potential

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.

March 02, 2020

news: Using Bioenergy Byproducts to Curb Greenhouse Gas

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 02, 2019

news: Trash to Treasure: Scientists Convert Municipal Waste to Biofuel Precursors

Trash to Treasure: Scientists Convert Municipal Waste to Biofuel Precursors

JBEI researchers convert municipal solid waste blends into chemical compounds that can be used as diesel fuel precursors.

October 10, 2019

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

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).

September 23, 2019

news: Getting Teens Hooked on STEM

Getting Teens Hooked on STEM

JBEI's summer science program shares its recipe for educational success and inclusivity.

August 19, 2019