Jay Keasling, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), has been named by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a winner of this year’s Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation.
DOE’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) is now a member of the elite “100/500 Club,” having filed its 100th patent application and published its 500th scientific paper. A DOE Bioenergy Research Center led by Berkeley Lab, JBEI’s main mission is to accelerate the development of advanced, next-generation biofuels. More>
Sarah Richardson is among those who received a “Business Person of the Year” award from the Eden Area Regional Occupation Program. She was honored for work with students in the program’s biotechnology classes and commitment to increasing the awareness of STEM fields among underrepresented students. More>
JBEI’s Blake Simmons and Kristy Nordahl co-authored a report on the first seven years of research at the DOE’s three Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs). The report describes how the centers, collaborating with the Joint Genome Institute, are addressing the scientific and economic challenges of producing renewable biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass. More>
The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology program gives eight high school students from low-income households with a passion for science and engineering the opportunity to work at the Joint BioEnergy Institute for eight weeks over the summer. The students wrote and appeared in their own video on their research. More>
In this article by Chemical & Engineering News, Steve Shih, A post doc at JBEI’s Technology Division, speaks about the development of microfluidic devices to build packages of DNA in order to plug them into cells. More>
After eight years of groundbreaking research, the Joint BioEnergy Institute has rewritten the formula for engineering renewable transportation fuels while setting the stage for the development of clean, sustainable substitutes for petroleum based products.
JBEI and ABPDU researchers will answer questions via Twitter on the making of advanced biofuels, focusing on plant engineering, biomass breakdown, fermentation, and biofuel production and scale-up. Tune in to @BerkeleyLab at 10 a.m. (PT) on Thursday, June 11 and ask questions with the hashtag #LabChat. More>