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
Antioch High School takes part in mock interviews at JBEI
February 26, 2016
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
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
“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
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
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
JBEI appoints new VP and Deputy VP of Fuels Synthesis Division
January 14, 2016
One-Stop Shop for Biofuels
JBEI's Seema Singh and Blake Simmons led the development of a “high-gravity” one-pot process for producing ethanol from cellulosic biomass that gives unprecedented yields while minimizing water use and waste disposal. “High gravity” means high biomass loading - the higher the biomass loading, the lower the costs for converting it to fuels.
January 13, 2016