Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Bioenergy Program

Bioenergy research as ESD encompasses a wide range of scope, scale and funding sources. Projects include: three ARPA-E projects aimed at developing biological systems for direct conversion of CO2 or CH4 to liquid transportation fuels; two projects funded by the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) that exploit microbial communities for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery; ESD Research at the Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI) on designing biofuel pathways and exploring microbial diversity for lignocellulosic decsonstruction. These and other bioenergy projcts at ESD are listed below.

Program Lead: Harry Beller

Research Projects