By: MaryAnn Villavert
Earth Sciences is here for the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI). BP announced today (02/01/2007) the selection of UC Berkeley and its partners, Berkeley Lab and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to lead and unprecedented $500 million research effort to develop new sources of energy that will reduce the impact of energy consumption on the environment. The Earth Sciences Division (ESD) is targeted to lead EBI laboratories focused on microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) and biological carbon sequestration. Read more about ESD's areas of expertise which contributes to the overall bioenergy effort.