Andrew Leakey: A Q&A With CABBI’s New Director

Andrew Leakey takes over as CABBI is hitting its stride in Year 3 of a five-year, $115 million grant.

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Project provides a road map for researchers exploring new ways to maximize the productivity and adaptability of this sustainable bioenergy crop candidate.

CABBI Researchers Collaborate on Oilcane Pilot Project

CABBI researchers across the U.S. have struck oil(cane) — and right here in Illinois, scientists are exploring sugarcane’s viability as a renewable energy resource. Read for more!







CABBI Research Themes

Feedstock Production





Congratulations to CABBI #sustainability researcher @CBernacchi of @USDA_ARS for his election to @aaas! 🙌

The nomination cited his "outstanding contributions towards understanding photosynthesis from molecular to global scales." 🌿



Andrew Leakey took the helm of #CABBI in August, succeeding founding Director Evan DeLucia.

In this interview, @leakey77 talks about his bioenergy research with CABBI, the Center’s progress, and its vision moving forward! 🌱

🔶Read the Q&A:


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