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Title: Hope or Hype? What is Next for Biofuels? (LBNL Science at the Theater)

Science at the Theater: From the sun to your gas tank: A new breed of biofuels may help solve the global energy challenge and reduce the impact of fossil fuels on global warming. KTVU Channel 2 healthmore » and science editor John Fowler will moderate a panel of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists who are developing ways to convert the solar energy stored in plants into liquid fuels. Jay Keasling is one of the foremost authorities in the field of synthetic biology. He is applying this research toward the production of advanced carbon-neutral biofuels that can replace gasoline on a gallon-for-gallon basis. Keasling is Berkeley Labs Acting Deputy Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Department of Energys Joint BioEnergy Institute. Jim Bristow is deputy director of programs for the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a national user facility in Walnut Creek, CA. He developed and implemented JGIs Community Sequencing Program, which provides large-scale DNA sequencing and analysis to advance genomics related to bioenergy and environmental characterization and cleanup. Susanna Green Tringe is a computational biologist with the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI). She helped pioneer the field of metagenomics, a new strategy for isolating, sequencing, and characterizing DNA extracted directly from environmental samples, such as the contents of the termite gut, which yielded enzymes responsible for breakdown of wood into fuel.« less
Title: Hope or Hype? What is Next for Biofuels? (LBNL Science at the Theater)
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Publication Date: 2009-09-28
OSTI Identifier: 1007506
DOE Contract Number: AC02-05CH11231
Other Number(s): TRN: US201110%%39
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Science at the Theater Lecture Series, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, presented on September 28, 2009
Research Org: LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC); Friends of Berkeley Lab; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative
Subject: 02 PETROLEUM ; 09 BIOMASS FUELS ; 14 SOLAR ENERGY ; BIOFUELS ; BIOLOGY ; BREAKDOWN ; DNA ; DNA SEQUENCING ; ENZYMES ; FOSSIL FUELS ; GASOLINE ; GREENHOUSE EFFECT ; LIQUID FUELS ; PRODUCTION ; SOLAR ENERGY ; SUN ; WOOD
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:39:25
System Entry Date: 2016-07-04