The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is proud to present our 2012 Science Report.
This collection of highlights features the Center’s research progress, education programs and technology milestones from the past year. From image-rich stories to interactive researcher profiles, we invite you to take a closer look at the innovative approaches that will continue to drive our Center forward as we embrace the energy challenges ahead.
Our mission is grand, but simply stated: to perform the basic research that generates technology to convert cellulosic biomass to ethanol and other advanced biofuels.
The Wisconsin Energy Institute is creating, integrating and transferring knowledge in energy sources, technologies, use and impacts.
We’ve spent five years pursuing a diverse set of approaches and utilizing a wide range of tools and expertise that will help us create new technologies for producing advanced biofuels.
Learn about the starting materials, intermediate components and variety of end uses for cellulosic biomass that are being explored within GLBRC labs.
At the GLBRC, James Dumesic is working to leverage furfural and levulinic acid, which are known inhibitors of biomass fermentation to ethanol.
We are very focused on using sugars derived from plant cell walls for biofuel, but if you’re going to make the process economical, you can’t throw away a third of the material.
Meet four GLBRC researchers studying different aspects of bioenergy. In these profiles they describe their day-to-day work, and give advice for aspiring scientists.
GLBRC researchers are using some powerful analytical and computational tools to help them rapidly target problems in their processes and make improvements with less time and effort.
With more mouths to feed every minute, plenty of gas tanks to fill and finite land and water resources, reimagining agricultural landscapes to provide ample food, fuel and fiber is a tall order.
From patents to licenses to new industry partnerships, it's been a year of milestones for GLBRC as researchers combine basic research progress with commercial innovation.
Our Education and Outreach team has had a busy year. Read about what the GLBRC is doing to bring cutting-edge bioenergy research to teachers, students, and the public.
MADISON - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison $25 million per year to fund the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) for another five years.