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news: JBEI Researchers Participate in Lab-Corps Program Training

JBEI Researchers Participate in Lab-Corps Program Training

JBEI researchers are participating in two teams in this second round of training

March 21, 2016

news: JBEI Celebrates Women’s History Month

JBEI Celebrates Women’s History Month

A number of activities were organized for JBEI's staff and local students

March 18, 2016

news: JBEI’s Inventory of Composable Elements (ICE) Tutorial Now Available

JBEI’s Inventory of Composable Elements (ICE) Tutorial Now Available

The public can learn how to use this free DNA/strains/seeds repository

March 17, 2016

news: DOE-funded Bioenergy Research Centers File 500th Invention Disclosure

DOE-funded Bioenergy Research Centers File 500th Invention Disclosure

Three U.S. Department of Energy-funded research centers – BESC, GLBRC, and JBEI – are making progress on a shared mission to develop technologies that will bring advanced biofuels to the marketplace, reporting today the disclosure of their 500th invention.

March 03, 2016

news: Antioch High School takes part in mock interviews at JBEI
news: New Way to Reduce Plant Lignin Could Lead to Cheaper Biofuels

New Way to Reduce Plant Lignin Could Lead to Cheaper Biofuels

Aymerick Eudes and Dominique Loque of the Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI) led a study that shows for the first time that an enzyme can be tweaked to reduce lignin in plants. Their technique could help lower the cost of converting biomass into carbon-neutral fuels to power your car and other sustainably developed bio-products.

February 23, 2016

news: JBEI Invention Leads to More Efficient Biofuel Production for Industrial Application

JBEI Invention Leads to More Efficient Biofuel Production for Industrial Application

New Biosynthesis Pathways for Five-Carbon Alcohol from Mevalonate Are Available For Licensing

February 17, 2016

news: “The Tale of the Bacteria Farmer” with JBEI’s Sarah Richardson

“The Tale of the Bacteria Farmer” with JBEI’s Sarah Richardson

JBEI’s Post-Doctoral Researcher Sarah Richardson teamed up with Team Escamilla at Tumble to record a science podcast for kids ages 8 - 12, created to be enjoyed by the entire family. In this podcast episode Richardson explains how she's trying to convince bacteria to make the things we need, such as biofuels.

February 10, 2016

news: Breaking the Xylose Bottleneck

Breaking the Xylose Bottleneck

Using renewable materials to produce biofuels is an overarching goal of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). Plants represent this renewable source since they can be broken down to sugars such as glucose and xylose that microbes can convert to a desired final product.

January 28, 2016

news: JBEI's Blake Simmons Named Division Director for Biological Systems and Engineering

JBEI's Blake Simmons Named Division Director for Biological Systems and Engineering

Jay Keasling, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences, and JBEI's Chief Executive Officer, announced that Blake Simmons has accepted the position of Division Director for Biological Systems and Engineering (BSE) effective February 10, 2016. He will retain his positions as Chief Scientific and Technology Officer and as the Vice President of the Deconstruction Division at the Joint BioEnergy Institute.

January 26, 2016