New Synthetic Biology Tools Unlock Complex Plant Engineering
The tools provide the fine control needed for bioenergy and sustainable agriculture efforts.
July 01, 2020
Finding the missing step of an important molecular process
Researchers at JBEI reveal the final missing step of lysine catabolism.
June 29, 2020
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
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
Making Biofuels Cheaper by Putting Plants to Work
JBEI researchers describe how biofuels can achieve cost parity with petroleum fuels.
April 06, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
Getting Teens Hooked on STEM
JBEI's summer science program shares its recipe for educational success and inclusivity.
August 19, 2019