Replacing petroleum-based products with plant-based products hinges on using as much of plant matter as possible to minimize costs and waste. Gracielou Klinger and her colleagues at GLBRC look to nature for lessons on how to do this efficiently.
In honor of her significant accomplishments and contributions to the Center, Gracielou Klinger has won the 2020 Jennifer L. Reed Bioenergy Science Award, previously known as the GLBRC Early Career Woman in Bioenergy Sciences Award.
Rebecca Smith's interest in plants goes back to high school. Now, she's at the forefront of research on a tough problem in the world of plant biochemistry: engineering digestible lignin to maximize the efficiency of biomass processing.