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April 13, 2016

MADISON, Wis. – Smarter biofuel production, an algorithm to make life easier for novice programmers and a technique for imaging aging brains have won Discovery Challenge Awards from the Wisconsin...

Research Spotlight

April 13, 2016

Less input, more output. That’s the achievement of a new biomass pretreatment method that could help improve the economics of cellulosic biofuels, the second-generation biofuels made from grasses, wood,...

Research Spotlight

March 22, 2016

As a college sophomore at the University of California–San Diego, Jennifer Reed took a course on building boats and bridges. Though mechanical engineering had long been the “family business” –...

Press Release

March 03, 2016

Three U.S. Department of Energy-funded research centers – the BioEnergy Science Center (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (University of Wisconsin–Madison and Michigan State University), and...

Media Coverage

March 03, 2016

Momentum, it seems, might finally be on renewable energy’s side. The landmark global climate agreement signed by 196 countries in Paris this past December could help hasten a historic shift away from...

Bee

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February 29, 2016

A Feb. 21 article in the State Journal by Marion Ceraso from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism highlighted criticism of the state’s pollinator plan for not doing enough to...

Dumesic

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February 15, 2016

For a world hooked on fossil carbons, the vials of amber syrup in Jim Dumesic’s lab are full of sweet potential.

Dumesic’s group caused a stir in research circles and...

Quinn Dickinson

Press Release

February 12, 2016

An assistant research specialist at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has designed a new strain of yeast that could improve the efficiency of making fuel from cellulosic biomass such...

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...

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