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Research Spotlight

November 15, 2017

In Wisconsin, as in many other parts of the Midwest, we grow a lot of corn – four million acres of it, in fact. That’s four million acres of corn...

Highly Cited Researchers

Research Spotlight

November 15, 2017

Five Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) researchers have been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 list of “Highly Cited Researchers”. Those named include James Dumesic, UW–Madison professor of chemical and...

Jim Steele

Press Release

November 14, 2017

When Jim Steele thinks back over the last seven years, from the early research on biofuels, followed by a dream of moving Lactic Solutions LLC technology to the marketplace, and...

switchgrass harvest

Media Coverage

September 28, 2017

Just as sequencing the human genome has netted major health and medical benefits, switchgrass genomics will pay dividends through the development of advanced liquid biofuels.

Researchers at Michigan State University...

High Biomass Sorghum

Research Spotlight

September 25, 2017

Versatile, resilient, and high yielding, sorghum has been giving us good ideas for millennia. People in northern Africa first domesticated this flowering grass some 8,000 years ago for a steady...

Media Coverage

September 07, 2017

With each new report that describes the ballooning effects of human-caused climate change it becomes harder to deny that we urgently need to decarbonize our society. This task is daunting,...

Poplar trees at Arlington Agricultural Research Station

Press Release

August 09, 2017

With up to $1.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), scientists affiliated with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) will conduct research with the potential...

Plant Diagram

Media Coverage

August 09, 2017

Michigan State University researchers are experimenting with harvesting seed oil to make biofuels that could someday power our jets and cars.

In a recent study published in the journal The...

Arlington

Research Spotlight

July 31, 2017

Researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) recently published a study showing that quality of crop yield is less important than quantity when harvesting for cellulosic...

Donohue

Research Spotlight

July 26, 2017

Earlier this month, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) received another major boost from the U.S. Department of Energy, receiving more than $250 million to conduct another five years...

Media Coverage

July 19, 2017

In Washington, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today announced $40 million in Department of Energy awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs), which will provide the...

Justin Mobley

Media Coverage

July 18, 2017

A UW-Madison research center that has used the university’s largest-ever federal grant to develop ethanol technology over the past decade will shift its focus to other alternative fuels after winning...

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