Bruce Dale

Bruce Dale

Deconstruction Lead

Dale is an expert on making ethanol from cellulose, plant stalks, grass, corn cobs and other woody plant parts and has developed a patented process called ammonia fiber expansion (AFEXTM), which makes the breakdown of cellulose more efficient, thus tackling one of the thornier problems of producing ethanol. Dale describes his role as providing "technical reality," stemming from his 30 years of work in biomass technology, to take such technology from the lab to the marketplace.

bdale@msu.edu