The Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) is a research institute funded by the Department of Energy of the United States. It is led by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and includes participation from the Sandia National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as well as UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the Carnegie Institute. It is located in Emeryville, California.
The goal of the Institute is to develop biofuels, bio-synthesized from cellulosic materials (see Second generation biofuels) as an alternative to fossil fuels.
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