Tag: EBI

4 minutes with…Heather Youngs, Senior Fellow, Energy Biosciences Institute and Executive Editor, Bioenergy Connection

4 minutes with…Heather Youngs, Senior Fellow, Energy Biosciences Institute and Executive Editor, Bioenergy Connection

November 19, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. The Energy Biosciences Institute explores the application of biology to the energy sector. We have a commitment to improving sustainability of energy systems and bringing modern science to the public discourse on the future of energy. Tell us about your role and what […]

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4 Minutes With…Chris Somerville, Director, Energy Biosciences Institute

4 Minutes With…Chris Somerville, Director, Energy Biosciences Institute

September 10, 2014 |

There’s a rumor going around that the original technology for LS9 (now, REG Life Sciences) was sketched out by Harvard’s George Church and Berkeley’s Chris Somerville on a cocktail napkin. If true, it would have to be one of the most interesting and valuable artifacts that will some day adorn a Museum of Industrial Biotechnology. […]

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A new path to renewable diesel from biomass

A new path to renewable diesel from biomass

November 8, 2012 |

“Pack Up Your (renewable fuel) Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag”, say Berkeley researchers, who transform an old WWI-era process into a route to renewable diesel. If the Digest possessed a magic wand and could change just one thing about the production of biofuels in the United States – it would be to give the […]

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Biofuels can provide 30 percent of US transport fuel by 2037: researchers

Biofuels can provide 30 percent of US transport fuel by 2037: researchers

July 6, 2012 |

In California, writing in The Scientist, Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville of the Energy Biosciences Institute of the University of California, Berkeley, projected that biofuels can be scaled sufficiently to provide 30 percent of US transport fuels by 2037. “Approximately 18 percent of the Earth’s terrestrial surface, including much of the 600 million hectares of […]

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"Biofuels may have been slow to scale up, but the EBI's Chris Somerville isn't worried."

"Biofuels may have been slow to scale up, but the EBI's Chris Somerville isn't worried."

December 21, 2011 |

Today on Twitter. cdcmorrisonmn: Geographic location of Little Falls-based ethanol plant is key for success. #Ethanol #Morrison #Econdev apeterka: Greenwire explores what end of controversial subsidy means for #ethanol industry MtnMD: Canola oil has many non-food uses including industrial lubricant, biofuels, candles, makeup, ink. GLBioenergy: Great article on #cellulosic #biofuels from waste, featuring researcher Bruce […]

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“Biofuels may have been slow to scale up, but the EBI’s Chris Somerville isn’t worried.”

“Biofuels may have been slow to scale up, but the EBI’s Chris Somerville isn’t worried.”

December 21, 2011 |

Today on Twitter. cdcmorrisonmn: Geographic location of Little Falls-based ethanol plant is key for success. #Ethanol #Morrison #Econdev apeterka: Greenwire explores what end of controversial subsidy means for #ethanol industry MtnMD: Canola oil has many non-food uses including industrial lubricant, biofuels, candles, makeup, ink. GLBioenergy: Great article on #cellulosic #biofuels from waste, featuring researcher Bruce […]

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Lower ethanol prices? Researchers say gene discovery increases fermentation.

Lower ethanol prices? Researchers say gene discovery increases fermentation.

November 18, 2011 |

In California, Energy Biosciences Institute, researchers have found a gene they named AXY4, in a model plant that exhibits a 20-45% reduction in xyloglucan O-acetylation.  This chemical can inhibits a microbe’s ability to ferment sugars.  The researchers found that blocking the expression of AXY4 in their model plant eliminated xyloglucan O-acetylation.  For every 20% drop […]

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Algal Fuels: Just around the Corner or 10 years away?

Algal Fuels: Just around the Corner or 10 years away?

[ 0 ] November 5, 2010 |

In California, a new report from the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) in Berkeley projects that development of cost-competitive algae biofuel production will require much more longterm research, development and demonstration. “It is clear,” the EBI scientists conclude, “that algal oil production will be neither quick nor plentiful – 10 years is a reasonable projection for […]

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EBI scientists publish far-ranging "Feedstocks for Lignocellulosic Biofuels" report

EBI scientists publish far-ranging "Feedstocks for Lignocellulosic Biofuels" report

[ 0 ] August 13, 2010 |

In California, Energy Biosciences Institute director Director Chris Somerville of the University of California, Berkeley, and Deputy Director Steve Long of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were co-authors of “Feedstocks for Lignocellulosic Biofuels”. The report concluded that a diversity of plant species, adaptable to the climate and soil conditions of specific regions of the […]

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