Media Contact

Our story portal contains all of our news, press releases and feature stories, as well as links to external coverage. To stay connected with GLBRC news and events, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, sign up for our e-newsletter, and subscribe to our RSS Feed.

Sort Our News

Bruce Dale

Media Coverage

January 28, 2016

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering has announced the pending induction of Bruce Dale, Michigan State University professor of chemical engineering and materials science, to its College of...

Tim Donohue

Research Spotlight

January 19, 2016

Long before Tim Donohue became the director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), he was a teenage beach cleaner and would-be biologist growing up on the boardwalk of...

Media Coverage

January 07, 2016

“The advantages of the technique are speed, efficiency and precision,” says Hittinger. “Within a week, you can generate a large number of hybrids of whatever two species you want, creating...

Media Coverage

January 06, 2016

The molecules that impart strength to paper, bamboo and wood-frame buildings — lignin and cellulose — have long stymied biofuels researchers by locking away more than half of a plant’s...

Media Coverage

January 06, 2016

Biochemistry professor Ron Raines has been selected to receive the Humboldt Prize. This award, also known as the Humboldt Research Award, is given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to...

Research Spotlight

January 05, 2016

To tackle what many consider the next frontier in biofuels research, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) recently joined forces with the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in Emeryville, California....

Bioenergy Institute for Educators

Media Coverage

December 24, 2015

What are biofuels? How can they help us meet our future energy needs while minimizing negative environmental impacts?

With support from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)...

Study Suggests Perennial Crops Compete With Corn

Research Spotlight

December 16, 2015

A six-year Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) study on the viability of different bioenergy feedstocks recently demonstrated that perennial cropping systems such as switchgrass, giant miscanthus, poplar, native grasses,...

George Huber

Research Spotlight

December 15, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil have announced a two-year agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The research is a part of a broad...


Media Coverage

December 15, 2015

An additional grant of $20 million to the UW–Madison campus was announced by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Board of Trustees this week. WARF’s grant will help support the Wisconsin...

Press Release

December 04, 2015

MADISON - About 500 years ago, the accidental natural hybridization of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the yeast responsible for things like ale, wine and bread, and a distant yeast cousin gave rise...

Phil Robertson

Media Coverage

November 24, 2015

This year, four Michigan State University scientists were named AAAS Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This national recognition is awarded to researchers for their efforts...