Research

Research Overview

Our Research

The EBI specializes in a diverse portfolio of alternative energy enquiry to help achieve a clean energy future. We conduct a varied array of research in a collaborative institutional environment, bringing together bright minds across disciplines to cultivate a paradigm shift in energy science.

Research Roadmap

At the Energy & Biosciences Institute, we direct and facilitate collaborative, cross-disciplinary research that leads to sustainable real-world solutions across the supply chain. Sponsors and researchers benefit from the inevitable synergies of such collaborations.

The technological and economic transformation of today’s energy system to a cleaner, more sustainable, and more equitable system is inevitable; the eternal question is: How do we get there? The EBI’s broad core research focuses on not only today’s energy issues, but also those of the future generations, and the incremental steps in between. Every day, EBI researchers work to devise practical energy strategies and products that sequester carbon and shift the energy landscape while continuing to meet society’s energy demands.

The EBI’s work focuses on three energy themes: diverse sources, unifying storage, and utilization.

01. Diverse Sources

  • To help develop a diversified mix of energy sources, we explore aggressive research into progressive technologies for energy production, collection, and conversion, such as photovoltaics, electrochemical conversions, computational material sciences, and advanced biosynthesis.

01. Diverse Sources

  • To help develop a diversified mix of energy sources, we explore aggressive research into progressive technologies for energy production, collection, and conversion, such as photovoltaics, electrochemical conversions, computational material sciences, and advanced biosynthesis.

02. Unifying Storage

  • Today, fossil fuels ultimately power everything from our vehicles to our cell phones. What will tomorrow’s unifying energy storage mediums be? The EBI’s community of interdisciplinary researchers pursue the answer by bringing the next generation of safer and more efficient batteries to market, and solidify processes for generating novel biofuels and energy rich chemicals.

02. Unifying Storage

  • Today, fossil fuels ultimately power everything from our vehicles to our cell phones. What will tomorrow’s unifying energy storage mediums be? The EBI’s community of interdisciplinary researchers pursue the answer by bringing the next generation of safer and more efficient batteries to market, and solidify processes for generating novel biofuels and energy rich chemicals.

03. Utilization

  • Transitioning to a clean energy future requires research that advances current technologies as well as their sustainable and useful application to the energy market. How will the unified energy medium be used in existing and future technologies? EBI research on this area seeks to ensure a smooth alignment between the energy sources and their end uses.

03. Utilization

  • Transitioning to a clean energy future requires research that advances current technologies as well as their sustainable and useful application to the energy market. How will the unified energy medium be used in existing and future technologies? EBI research on this area seeks to ensure a smooth alignment between the energy sources and their end uses.

View our Research Areas

Advancing Energy
through Science

The EBI maintains a mission of sequestering carbon through the development of useful processes that advance the energy landscape while continuing to meet the power demands of society.

Energy

Diverse Sources

We are exploring aggressive research into progressive technologies for energy production, storage, and conversion such as novel battery technologies, electrochemical conversions, computational material sciences, and advanced biosynthesis.

Diverse Sources

We are exploring aggressive research into progressive technologies for energy production, storage, and conversion such as novel battery technologies, electrochemical conversions, computational material sciences, and advanced biosynthesis.

Chemistry

Unifying Storage

The EBI works within a diverse community of interdisciplinary sciences to both bring the next generation of safer and more efficient batteries to market as well as solidify processes for generating useful biofuels and chemicals.

Unifying Storage

The EBI works within a diverse community of interdisciplinary sciences to both bring the next generation of safer and more efficient batteries to market as well as solidify processes for generating useful biofuels and chemicals.

Energy

Utilization

We maintain a foreword thinking mission of transitioning our power needs into a clean energy future with research that advances current technologies as well as their sustainable and useful application to the energy market.

Utilization

We maintain a foreword thinking mission of transitioning our power needs into a clean energy future with research that advances current technologies as well as their sustainable and useful application to the energy market.

Mid to Long
Range Roadmap

Our research works to optimize fossil fuel systems while continuing to improve alternatives. In the near future it applies to progressing utilization of chemical intermediates to reduce the carbon footprint of fuels and hybridizing energy use. In the longer term our work is moving to bring clean energy sources to market.

Chemical Production

Chemical Building Block

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Bio Materials

Energy

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Sustainable Chemical Intermediates

(Octane)

Sustainable Chemical Intermediates

(Octane)

Mid range

Reduced Carbon Footprint

(Fuel Additives)

Long range

Clean Energy

(Fuel Cells)

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