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CABBI Celebrates Official Launch with Talks, Tours, Science Meeting

The Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) officially launched as a new U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Center on Feb. 1-2, 2018.

$115M for New Bioenergy Research Center

CABBI is a collaboration between the University of Illinois’ Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), and 17 partner institutions.

CABBI, Researchers in the Headlines

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CABBI’s Stephen P. Long, Donald Ort, and Vijay Singh on new $10.6M DOE ARPA-E grant, IGB website, Feb. 25, 2018:

DOE grants $10.6 million to produce more biodiesel, biojet fuel

CABBI Sustainability Deputy Theme Leader Wendy Yang interview and video, The News-Gazette, Feb. 15, 2018:

Office Hours with Aldo: Wendy Yang

CABBI Director Evan H. DeLucia, IGB Director Gene Robinson on Kickoff Celebration, The News-Gazette, Feb. 1, 2018:

Search for Sustainable Fuels Drives Researchers at UI’s New Bioenergy Center

CABBI Director Evan H. DeLucia on Kickoff Celebration, The Kansas City Star, Feb. 1, 2018:

University of Illinois Launches Bioenergy Research Center

CABBI Director Evan H. DeLucia on Kickoff Celebration, WILL’s the 21st program, Feb. 1, 2018:

What is ‘Bioenergy’?

CABBI Kickoff Celebration, WCIA’s illinoishomepage.net, Feb. 1, 2018:

DOE Research Center to Host Celebration

CABBI Kickoff Celebration, foxillinois.com, Feb. 1, 2018:

University of Illinois Launches Bioenergy Research Center

Older News Items

January 2018

Gene Robinson on the CABBI Kickoff Celebration, Daily Illini, Jan. 30, 2018:

Celebration for New $115 Million Center Set for Feb. 1

D.K. Lee interviewed in the Mattoon, Ill., Journal Gazette and Times Courier, Jan. 25, 2018:

New Study Focuses on Cellulosic Biofuel Crops


From Smithsonian, Nov. 21, 2017:

Can Sugarcane Fuel Airplanes?

From The Chicago Tribune, Nov. 21, 2017:

Jet Fuel from Sugarcane? It’s Not a Flight of Fancy

From The Conversation, Nov. 20, 2017:

Jet Fuel from Sugarcane? It’s Not a Flight of Fancy

Stephen P. Long interview with thenakedscientists.com, Oct. 31, 2017:

Could Sugar Help Us to be Greener?

From the U of I News Bureau, Oct. 23, 2017:

Scientists: Expanding Brazilian Sugarcane Could Dent Global CO2

From Futurism, Sept. 14, 2017:

Sugarcane Could Create Cheaper, More Eco-Friendly Jet Fuels

CABBI Brochures

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

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CABBI Research Publications

(CABBI researchers in bold)

J. Lian, Z. Bao, S. Hu, and H. Zhao. “Engineered CRISPR/Cas9 System for Multiplex Genome Engineering of Polyploid Industrial Yeast Strains.” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, DOI: 10.1002/bit.26569. View the DOE science slide >>>

CABBI Presentations

CABBI, presented by Director Evan H. DeLucia at Genomic Sciences Meeting, February 2018, Washington, D.C.

CABBI, presented by Director Evan H. DeLucia at Hokkaido University’s Global Institute for Collaborative Research and Education, February 2018, Hokkaido, Japan

CABBI Overview, presented by Director Evan H. DeLucia and Theme Leaders for Kickoff Celebration, Feb. 1, 2018, Urbana, Ill.

CABBI Research Objectives, presented by Deputy Director Stephen P. Long to the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC), Nov. 2, 2017, Washington, D.C.

Overview of the Center, presented by CABBI leadership team to the U.S. Department of Energy, Oct. 19, 2017, Washington, D.C.