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October 24, 2016

Biofuels research continues to unveil tantalizing possibilities. Two reports this past week from the University of Wisconsin and ORNL caught my eye.  

University of Wisconsin researchers have developed a...

Press Release

October 21, 2016

Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels means turning to plant-derived biofuels and chemicals. But producing them cost-effectively from plants and other organic matter – collectively referred to as biomass –...

Press Release

October 14, 2016

MADISON – Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a...

Steve Karlen

Press Release

October 14, 2016

MADISON -- When scientists reported in 2014 that they had successfully engineered a poplar plant “designed for deconstruction,” the finding made international news. The highly degradable poplar, the first of...

Doug Landis

Media Coverage

October 11, 2016

Michigan State University (MSU) entomologist Doug Landis has been named fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for outstanding contributions to entomology and career achievements that inspire other entomologists.

Landis and...

Media Coverage

September 16, 2016

In the ongoing quest for healthier lifestyles and environmental sustainability, one of the biggest solutions might also be one of the tiniest. Decades of cutting-edge research at Michigan State University...

Leadership, Research Spotlight

September 14, 2016

Bacteriology professor Tim Donohue has been named a University of Wisconsin Foundation Chairman Fetzer-Bascom Professor. This professorship was established to recognize faculty for their balanced contributions to the university’s teaching,...

Leon Walls

Research Spotlight

September 13, 2016

Leon Walls knows, loves, and wants to transform the science classroom. An associate professor of elementary science education at the University of Vermont (UVM), Walls is working to change the...

Greg Desjarlais

Research Spotlight

August 10, 2016

It’s easy to root for Greg Desjarlais, a recent participant in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program offered by the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at the University of...

yeast discovery

Press Release

July 06, 2016

Chris Todd Hittinger, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of genetics and one of the discoverers of the first Patagonian strain of S. eubayanus, and colleagues, have concluded in the July 6,...

Joyce Parker

Research Spotlight

July 05, 2016

Do you know your “CoM” (conservation of matter)? How about your “CoE” (conservation of energy)? According to Joyce Parker, researcher at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), memorizing these...

Press Release

June 27, 2016

In research that could one day allow fuel cells to be fueled by biomass rather than hydrogen gas, a University of Wisconsin—Madison lab has found a pair of catalysts that...