CABBI’s Mission

One of the major challenges the world faces is how to provide sustainable sources of energy that meet societal needs as the population continues to grow. The Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) will develop efficient ways to grow bioenergy crops, transform biomass into valuable chemicals, and market the resulting biofuels and other bioproducts.

CABBI’s Vision

CABBI will integrate recent advances in agronomics, genomics, and synthetic and computational biology to increase the value of energy crops — using a “plants as factories” approach to grow fuels and chemicals in plant stems, an automated foundry to convert biomass into valuable chemicals, and ensuring that its products are ecologically and economically sustainable. This holistic approach will help reduce our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, thus increasing national security.

"The 21st"

A Feb. 1, 2018, WILL Radio Interview with CABBI Director Evan H. DeLucia on the mission and vision of the Center

CABBI Brochures

CABBI 2020, a four-page brochure on the Center after two years of operations

Filling the Gaps and Defining the Future of Bioenergy, CABBI overview published January 2018

More about the Bioenergy Research Centers …

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy approved CABBI as the fourth Bioenergy Research Center in the nation. Each of them is expected to receive up to $25 million a year for FY 2018-22. The others:

To find out more about the BRC program, view the latest BRC flier, updated in July 2020 >>>

And the DOE’s BRC Booklet >>>