Emerging research centers in biofuels

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Department of Energy announced a third major research center for biofuels in the Bay area of California. Now there are three national centers:

1. Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center, led by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

2. DOE BioEnergy Research Center, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee

2. Joint BioEnergy Institute, a partnership of three federal labs in the region — Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Laboratories-California — with the Berkeley and Davis campuses of the University of California and Stanford University

Here is a good overview of the newest center in California. Read more.

Leaders there are clearly focusing on the growth opportunities:

"Combined with a separate Energy Biosciences Institute funded by BP earlier this year and hundreds of millions in venture capital flowing into the private sector, the new biofuels institute cements Berkeley as a global mecca for green tech."

You can learn more about the bioenergy research centers at the Department of Energy from this page.

Research in biofuels is expanding dramatically. late last month, Michigan announced that it would be converting a Pfizer research facility into a biofuels research facility. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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