Joint Bio-Energy Institute (JBEI)

The most abundant organic material on earth is lignocellulosic biomass or non-food plant fiber. JBEI’s mission is to convert biomass to biofuels. The goal is to provide the nation with clean, renewable transportation fuels identical to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

Inside JBEI’s Emeryville laboratories, researchers are using the latest tools in molecular biology,  chemical engineering, computational and robotic technologies, and pioneering work in synthetic biology to transform biomass sugars into energy-rich fuels.


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