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
title=BP selects UC Berkeley to lead $500 million energy research consortium
publisher=Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
] 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
title=Today at Berkeley Lab: August 27, 2007
publisher=Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
] 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


External links

* [ EBI Home Page]
* [ UC Berkeley Press Release]
* [ BP Press Release]
* [ San Francisco Business Times article]
* [ San Francisco Chronicle article]
* [ article]

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