Tag: JBEI

JBEI gets results from proteomics in switchgrass varieties

JBEI gets results from proteomics in switchgrass varieties

March 9, 2015 |

In California, if advanced biofuels are to replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuel on a gallon-for-gallon basis at competitive pricing, we’re going to need a new generation of fuel crops – plants designed specifically to serve as feedstocks for fuels. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have demonstrated the […]

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JBEI identify microbial metabolism pathway to boost terpene yields

JBEI identify microbial metabolism pathway to boost terpene yields

January 21, 2015 |

In California, researchers from the DOE JGI and the Joint Bioenergy Institute identified genes in an E. coli microbial metabolism pathway that could improve the production of terpenes. Terpenes are high-energy compounds produced in microbes and plants that could be used for producing biofuels. Enhancing terpene yields could lead to commercial-scale production of these biofuels.

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JBEI ready to license 4 new technologies

JBEI ready to license 4 new technologies

January 12, 2015 |

In California, four new technologies are available for license from the researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The technologies include: Golgi Nucleotide Sugar Transporters as Tools for Cell Wall Modification, a technology to engineer bioenergy plans and make sugars more easily accessible. Increasing Value of Waste Lignin from Biomass […]

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JBEI boosts E. coli methy ketone production 160-fold in two years

JBEI boosts E. coli methy ketone production 160-fold in two years

December 2, 2014 |

In California, two years ago, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) engineered Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria to convert glucose into significant quantities of methyl ketones, a class of chemical compounds primarily used for fragrances and flavors, but highly promising as clean, green and renewable blending agents for diesel fuel. […]

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JBEI identifies microbial genes to boost biogasonline production

JBEI identifies microbial genes to boost biogasonline production

October 28, 2014 |

In California, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have identified microbial genes that can improve both the tolerance and the production of biogasoline in engineered strains of Escherichia coli. Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, a chemist who directs the host engineering program for JBEI’s Fuels Synthesis Division, led a study in which […]

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4 Minutes With…Seema Singh, Director- Biomass Pretreatment, Joint BioEnergy Institute

4 Minutes With…Seema Singh, Director- Biomass Pretreatment, Joint BioEnergy Institute

September 28, 2014 |

Last week we profiled JBEI and Sandia legend Blake Simmons — now we get a chance to profile the other half of JBEI’s biomass deconstruction dynamic duo, Seema Singh. If you’ve been thinking about investigating ionic liquids as a pretreatment strategy — well, that’s some of JBEI’s signature work. Perhaps unsurprisingly for someone who spends […]

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4 Minutes With…Blake Simmons, CSTO, VP-Deconstruction Division, Joint BioEnergy Institute

4 Minutes With…Blake Simmons, CSTO, VP-Deconstruction Division, Joint BioEnergy Institute

September 17, 2014 |

You have to cheer on a guy who uses part of his entry on “favorite mentors” to cheer on the team behind the Large Hadron Collider (who found the famed Higgs boson in 2013), who hails from one of the most enthusiastic small towns in the entire Advanced Bioeconomy (Blair, Nebraska), and is a Navy […]

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JBEI researchers develop “bionic liquids”

JBEI researchers develop “bionic liquids”

August 20, 2014 |

In California, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have developed “bionic liquids” from lignin and hemicellulose, two by-products of biofuel production from biorefineries. JBEI is a multi-institutional partnership led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) that was established by the DOE Office of Science to accelerate the development of […]

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JBEI develops new tool to genetically engineer energy crops

JBEI develops new tool to genetically engineer energy crops

July 31, 2014 |

In California, a powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of “fuel” crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The JBEI researchers have developed an […]

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JBEI GT Collection unveiled, accelerator for biofuels research

JBEI GT Collection unveiled, accelerator for biofuels research

June 23, 2014 |

In California, JBEI researchers unveiled the first glycosyltransferase clone collection specifically targeted for the study of the biosynthesis of plant cell walls. Glycosyltransferases are enzymes that catalyze the connection of simple monosaccharide sugars into the complex polysaccharide sugars that are essential to a wide range of plant cell structures and processes. While it is known […]

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