Marginal Land Available for Bioenergy Crops Much Scarcer than Previously Estimated

Recent studies by CABBI scientists show that researchers may be overestimating the amount of land that is available for bioenergy crops if they simply look at land that is low quality and low productivity.

Team Develops Bioprocess for Converting Plants into Chemicals

CABBI scientists from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign use engineered yeast that completely and efficiently converts plant matter consisting of acetate and xylose into high-value bioproducts.

CABBI Co-Sponsors iGEM 2021 Undergrad Team

Six students are working to design better enzymes to break down widely used plastics.

Khanna Named to National Committee on Low-Carbon Fuels

Sustainability Theme Leader to help conduct life cycle analyses.







CABBI Research Themes

Feedstock Production





Ming-Hsun Cheng, Teresa Clark and Christy Gibson are 3 of the many postdocs supporting CABBI’s research to develop plant-based biofuels & bioproducts!


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