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July 06, 2011

Bruce Dale

Bruce Dale, Leader of GLBRC's Deconstruction Research Area, talks about the age-old discussion of whether cellulosic ethanol is efficient to create.

July 06, 2011

David Rothamer

GLBRC engine researcher David Rothamer explains the differences between cellulosic ethanol and corn ethanol.

Developing fruit of the burning bush

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June 01, 2011

Imagine if farmers could grow plants, press their seeds to extract oil, and use that oil to sustain their farm operations rather than relying on fossil fuels. Building on ten...

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June 01, 2011

Doug Landis

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) project area leader Doug Landis talks about biodiversity, why it's important, and why our researchers are looking at how it'll affect the...

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May 11, 2011

Steve Slater

Scientific Programs Manager Steve Slater explains one challenge to turning plants into fuel.

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May 11, 2011

Steve Slater

Scientific Programs Manager Steve Slater explains what biomass is.

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May 10, 2011

Just as a road atlas helps travelers find their way, a new corn atlas will help plant scientists navigate vast amounts of gene expression data from the corn

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March 23, 2011

Steve Slater

Scientific Programs Manager Steve Slater explains the role of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC).

Didion Ethanol Plant, Cambridge, Wisconsin

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January 18, 2011

When a 100-ton supply of feedstock arrives at the biorefinery of the future, the plant manager could open the door to find cellulosic biomass in any number of forms —...

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November 08, 2010

Leaf-cutter ants put on quite a show. In established colonies, millions of "workers" cut and carry sections of leaves larger than their own bodies as part of a well choreographed,...

Freshmen at UW-Madison monitor CO2 release from soils as part of a First-Year Interest course focused on biofuels. Photo by John Greenler.

Research Spotlight

October 06, 2010

For the first time ever, UW-Madison’s First-Year Interest Group (FIG) program is offering a bioenergy course this fall.

Through a new partnership between the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative (WBI)...

An image of the yeast Spathaspora passalidarum taken by electron microscopy. Credit: Dana Wohlbach and Thomas Kuster.

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August 23, 2010

For thousands of years, beer and wine lovers have been thankful for yeast, the ethanol-producing microbe that makes their favorite fermented beverages possible. Now, scientists at the Great Lakes Bioenergy...

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