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DOE Joint Bioenergy Institute Featured in Special Issue of BioEnergy Research
Published: June 07, 2010
Posted: June 24, 2010

The June 2010 issue of BioEnergy Research features six articles describing current biofuels research efforts at the DOE Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI) at LBNL. A review article describes current hurdles to development of next generation cellulosic biofuels and describes the integrated approach JBEI has taken to tackling this challenge. Other JBEI articles in the issue focus on the development of ionic liquids for pretreatment of biomass, novel approaches for the study of enzymes involved in the synthesis of plant cell walls, and strategies for enhanced recovery of new cellulose-degrading enzymes from complex communities of environmental microbes. This is the final installment of three special issues of the journal devoted to the three DOE Bioenergy Research Centers.

Reference: BioEnergy Research, Volume 3, No. 2, June 2010

Contact: Joseph Graber, SC-23.2, (301) 903-1239
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Microbes and Communities
  • Research Area: Plant Systems and Feedstocks, Plant-Microbe Interactions
  • Research Area: Sustainable Biofuels and Bioproducts
  • Research Area: DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRC)

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER


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