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! 🌱

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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.

CABBI Team Sequences Miscanthus Genome

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!

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.

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

CABBI Presentations

CABBI 2019, presented by Director Evan H. DeLucia at DOE Genomic Sciences Meeting, February 2019, Washington, D.C.

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

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