Energy Biosciences Institute

The Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), formally announced on February 1 2007, is an organization that will pursue research "to develop new sources of energy and reduce the impact of energy consumption on the environment."cite web
url=http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2007/02/01_ebi.shtml
title=BP selects UC Berkeley to lead $500 million energy research consortium
publisher=Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
accessdate=2008-05-13
last=Sanders
first=Robert
date=2007-02-01
] Funded primarily by BP, which is investing 500 million dollars over ten years, the Institute is a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eighty percent of the award is slated for research at the Berkeley site, where the new Helios building (scheduled to open in 2010)cite web
url=http://www.lbl.gov/today/2007/Aug/27-Mon/8-27-07.html
title=Today at Berkeley Lab: August 27, 2007
publisher=Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
accessdate=2008-05-13
last=
first=
date=2007-08-27
] will be built for the Institute. The remaining 100 million dollars is to be spent in Urbana, primarily on investigating energy crops for biofuels feedstocks.

See also

*Steven Chu

References

External links

* [http://www.ebiweb.org/ EBI Home Page]
* [http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2007/02/01_ebi.shtml UC Berkeley Press Release]
* [http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=2012968&contentId=7028142 BP Press Release]
* [http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2007/01/29/daily34.html San Francisco Business Times article]
* [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/02/BAG1GNTL911.DTL San Francisco Chronicle article]
* [http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2007/02/01/energy_biosciences_institute/ Salon.com article]


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