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Energy Biosciences Institute (Completed)


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.

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