Burnside_EBI_Presentation_ 031607

Burnside_EBI_Presentation_ 031607 - Energy Biosciences...

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Unformatted text preview: Energy Biosciences Institute A Proposal to BP UCB LBNL UIUC Energy Biosciences Institute UC Berkeley Lawrence Berkeley National Lab University of Illinois In partnership with BP VISION An extraordinary marshalling of human and infrastructure resources for the purpose of developing new sources of energy and reduce the impact of energy consumption on the environment and dedicated to long-term research into the production of alternative fuels, converting fossil fuels to energy with less environmental damage, maximizing oil extraction from existing wells in environmentally sensitive ways, and finding ways to store or sequester carbon to minimize effect on the atmosphere. AREAS OF RESEARCH Feedstock Development Biomass Depolymerization Biofuels Production Fossil Fuel Bioprocessing & Carbon Sequestration Social Issues and Economics PROGRAM INFORMATION $500M provided by BP over 10 years Approximately 25 lead investigators Dedicated new building on UCB campus Dovetails with other energy initiatives at UCB and LBNL Energy Biosciences Institute A Proposal to BP UCB LBNL UIUC Research Complementarity Energy Biosciences Institute A Proposal to BP UCB LBNL UIUC EBI Organization Vision: A leadership structure that simultaneously stimulates creativity and ensures mission productivity A support infrastructure that minimizes red tape and maximizes flexibility A flourishing EBI embedded in the campus and laboratory cultures Strategies: Minimize creation of new administrative infrastructure by relying on host institution support structures wherever possible Design a highly efficient and effective operational infrastructure within EBI Streamline procedures for allocating research resources, tracking commitments, and ensuring accountability Energy Biosciences Institute A Proposal to BP UCB LBNL UIUC BP Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Other BP Components BP Proprietary Component UC Berkeley Host Institution BP Subsidiary University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign funds Other Entities as appropriate c o n t r a c t s c o n t r a c t s subcontracts contracts contracts EBI STRUCTURE (MODEL B) OPEN RESEARCH PROPRIETARY RESEARCH ENERGY BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE (EBI) subcontracts BP Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Other BP Components BP Proprietary Component UC Berkeley Host Institution BP Subsidiary University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign funds Other Entities as appropriate c o n t r a c t s c o n t r a c t s subcontracts contracts contracts EBI STRUCTURE (MODEL B) OPEN RESEARCH PROPRIETARY RESEARCH ENERGY BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE (EBI) subcontracts EBI LEGAL STRUCTURE Energy Biosciences Institute A Proposal to BP UCB LBNL UIUC Benefits of Proposed EBI Legal Structure No new procedures or organizational structures need be created to administer EBI research at host and partner institutions Proprietary component will be funded directly by BP and not pass through the campus Open research component will be funded through standard...
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2008 for the course ECON 143 taught by Professor Wright during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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