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Energy Biosciences Institute (Completed)
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Research Institutions on Campus
- Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) Sustainability Research Program with IDOT
- Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research (CABER)
- Center of Advanced Materials for the Purification of Water with Systems (WaterCAMPWS)
- Energy Biosciences Institute
- Graduate Research Assistants
- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) research
- Institute for the Sustainability of Intensively Managed Landscapes (ISIML)
- Joint Center for Sustainable Development with Mumbai University
- The Illinois Children’s Environmental Health Research Center
- US Army Center for the Advancement of Sustainability Initiatives
The Energy Biosciences Institute is a conjoined effort between BP, the University of California- Berkeley and the University of Illinois. The goal of EBI is to research and develop a plan to create an economically and environmentally sustainable biofuels industry without negative impacts on food production. The two main focus areas of bioenergy development are currently cellulosic fuels (derived from non-food plants) and fossil fuel microbiology. BP awarded the institutions $500 million over the course of ten years beginning in 2007, which makes EBI the largest current single investment globally in energy biosciences.
More information is available at energybiosciencesinstitute.org.