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May 24, 2017

In the 10 years since the U.S. DOE established three bioenergy research centers with the goal of using science to help America grow its way to energy independence, the amount...


Research Spotlight

May 23, 2017

If you want to create sustainable biofuels from less and for less, you’ve got a range of options. And one of those options is to go microbial, enlisting the help...

Dumesic Lab

Press Release

May 19, 2017

Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compete financially with a petroleum-based...

Media Coverage

May 17, 2017

How healthy a plant matures depends on how well it grows during its early life stages, which is not a surprise to anyone who has raised children.

In the face...

GLBRC's 1000th Publication

Press Release

May 01, 2017

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the Biological and Environmental Research program in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)...


Media Coverage

April 27, 2017

When Scott Swinton, an agriculture, food and resource economics professor at Michigan State University, asked farmers if they’d be interested in renting their land for bioenergy crops, the initial response...


Press Release

April 17, 2017

MADISON — In the Microbial Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the incredibly efficient eating habits of a fungus-cultivating termite are surprising even to those well acquainted with the...

Lisa Sorlie

Research Spotlight

April 06, 2017

If science classes at Bonduel Middle School had a rallying cry it would be, “Don’t expect to find the answers in the book!” And Lisa Sorlie, enthusiastic advocate of innovative...

Kathryn Bloodworth

Research Spotlight

January 26, 2017

Kathryn Bloodworth’s passion for science is taking her places. The Persian Gulf country of Qatar, to be more specific.

Bloodworth started college as an early childhood education major but changed...

Research Spotlight

December 12, 2016

During the kraft process used to convert wood into wood pulp, the structural material lignin is partially converted into molecules like stilbene. Stilbenes are also naturally occurring in plants and...

Shannon Stahl

Research Spotlight

December 07, 2016

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) had reason to celebrate when Clarivate Analytics – formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters – recently released its 2016 list...


Media Coverage

November 29, 2016

Poplars and other trees can be bred to break down more easily to make biofuel and other products such as paper, according to scientists at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research...