C3Bio is an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy, to conduct high-risk, high-reward research for the future deployment of advanced liquid transportation fuels. C3Bio aims to develop transformational technologies for the direct conversion of plant lignocellulosic biomass to hydrocarbon-rich biofuels and other biobased products, currently derived from oil.
C3Bio’s vision is to become a recognized leader in integrative fundamental knowledge and enabling technologies for the direct catalytic conversion of engineered biomass to advanced biofuels and value-added coproducts.
The research mission of C3Bio, defined by its research program funded by DOE, is to maximize the energy and carbon efficiencies of biofuels production through the rational design of physical and chemical conversion processes and new biomass.
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