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Realizing Cellulosic Biofuels and Benefiting the Environment (November 17, 2008)

Realizing Cellulosic Biofuels and Benefiting the Environment (November 17, 2008)

(photo: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The presentation The Energy Biosciences Institute – Realizing Cellulosic Biofuels and Benefiting the Environment, with Dr. Stephen Long, deputy director for the Energy Biosciences Institute, was presented at FAPESP in November 17th, 2008.

Long is professor for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Energy Biosciences Institute is a new research and development organization that harnesses advanced knowledge in biology, the physical sciences, engineering, and environmental and social sciences to devise viable solutions to global energy challenges and reduce the impact of fossil fuels to global warming.  The world’s first research institution solely dedicated to the new field of energy bioscience, is initially focusing on the development of next-generation biofuels, but will also look into various applications of biology to the energy sector.

The EBI represents a unique collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of Illinois, and BP, which will support the Institute with a 10-year $500-million grant.  The EBI hosts approximately 25 research teams, housed at the University of California, Berkeley, campus and at the University of Illinois.

The presentation (pdf, 8.5 MB) can be read at:

www.fapesp.br/bioen/apresentacoes/long.pdf.