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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

news: More Investment Needed for Machine Learning for Bioengineering

More Investment Needed for Machine Learning for Bioengineering

Opinion piece highlights the opportunities in a radical new approach to bioengineering that leverages the latest disruptive advances in machine learning.

July 22, 2019

news: Blue Pigment from Engineered Fungi Could Help Turn the Textile Industry Green

Blue Pigment from Engineered Fungi Could Help Turn the Textile Industry Green

JBEI's new platform for producing blue pigment could provide a sustainable alternative to conventional synthetic dyes and open the door for next-generation bioproduction.

June 24, 2019

news: Turning the Switch on Biofuels

Turning the Switch on Biofuels

LLNL scientists and collaborators at JBEI have identified a molecular mechanism in bacteria that can be manipulated to promote imidazolium ionic liquid tolerance.

June 17, 2019

news: 2019 Undergraduate Poster Presentation

2019 Undergraduate Poster Presentation

During the presentation, the undergraduates were judged for their presentation and poster making skills.

May 15, 2019

news: Pam Ronald Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Pam Ronald Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ronald was elected in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

May 01, 2019

news: Bright Skies for Plant-Based Jet Fuels

Bright Skies for Plant-Based Jet Fuels

Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers demonstrate that jet fuels made from plants could be cost competitive with conventional fossil fuels.

March 19, 2019

news: Sloan Fellowship Will Help Patrick Shih Investigate Ancient Origins of Photosynthesis

Sloan Fellowship Will Help Patrick Shih Investigate Ancient Origins of Photosynthesis

Shih is JBEI's Director of Plant Biosystems Design.

February 20, 2019