Longtime Center for Bioenergy Innovation researcher Mike Himmel of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory was recently honored by the Colorado Governor with a Lifetime Achievement Award at an event hosted by CO-LABS, a consortium of federally funded Colorado research institutions. The award is a testament to Himmel’s accomplishments in advancing biofuels made from lignocellulosic biomass. Read more about his research achievements here.
The Center for Bioenergy Innovation at ORNL is one of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers focused on advancing biofuels and bioproducts for a vibrant domestic bioeconomy. The center is accelerating the development of bioenergy-relevant plants and microbes to enable production of drop-in sustainable aviation fuel, bioproducts that sequester carbon and sustainable replacements for plastics and other environmentally harmful products. CBI is supported by the Biological and Environmental Research program in DOE’s Office of Science.