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!

Illinois Team Tracks COVID ‘Spike’ Protein for 2020 iGEM Competition

The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for a worldwide competition that brings high school and college students together to tackle big questions in synthetic biology. But it also provided a unique research opportunity for the University of Illinois...

Researchers Shed Light on New Enzymatic Reaction

Led by CABBI scientists, this team has identified key ingredients for producing high-value chemical compounds in an environmentally friendly fashion: repurposed enzymes, curiosity, and a little bit of light.







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Another #FieldFriday at #CABBI!

University of Florida researchers harvest oilcane, an engineered sugarcane that produces lipids for biofuels. The work is a collaboration between Fredy Altpeter of @UF & @UF_IFAS and John Shanklin of @BrookhavenLab.

📸Credit: Altpeter & Ayman Eid


#CABBI researchers @avanloocke, Josh Bendorf & @k8glanville were featured at @ialearningfarms field day on the benefits of growing sorghum!

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⬇️WATCH them discuss sorghum research at @IowaStateU SABR farm! @ISUBiomass

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