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Category Biofuels, Facilities, Fact Sheet, Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)
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The Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) is a San Francisco Bay Area scientific partnership led by Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and including the Sandia National Laboratories, the University of California (UC)
campuses of Berkeley and Davis, the Carnegie Institution for Science and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
One of three U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Research Centers, JBEI is headquartered in EmeryStation
East, a state-of-the-art laboratory building in Emeryville. JBEI’s five-year mission is to advance the development of
the next generation of biofuels — liquid fuels derived from the solar energy stored in plant biomass. Harnessing the
solar energy in biomass could meet much of the nation’s annual transportation energy needs without producing carbon emissions that contribute to global climate change. However, this requires technology-transforming scientific
breakthroughs. To promote such breakthroughs and the rapid commercialization of its research, JBEI is organized into four interlocking divisions: Feedstocks, Deconstruction, Fuels Synthesis, and Technologies.