Media Contact

Our story portal contains all of our news, press releases and feature stories, as well as links to external coverage. To stay connected with GLBRC news and events, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, sign up for our e-newsletter, and subscribe to our RSS Feed.

Sort Our News

Research Spotlight

June 24, 2016

The Brandizzi Lab is celebrating its ten-year anniversary at MSU this May under the leadership of Dr. Federica Brandizzi, MSU Foundation Professor at the PRL.

Brandizzi’s research seeks to understand how...

Benning and Ohlrogge

Research Spotlight

June 21, 2016

Ask Christoph Benning what fascinates him about plants and he has an answer at his fingertips: “All life on Earth depends on plants,” he says. “With photosynthesis, they generate the oxygen we...


Media Coverage

June 03, 2016

If you drive — or even if you don't — fuel prices are probably on your mind.

But paying more at the pump isn't the only thing people are concerned...

Press Release

June 01, 2016

According to a new, three-year study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University (MSU), the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce...

Media Coverage

May 16, 2016

The US government is launching a new effort to study the vast, and mostly invisible, array of microbes that thrive in the human body and across ecosystems.

The US$121-million National...

Research Spotlight

May 13, 2016

In their lab on a 20-acre prairie in Madison, Wisconsin, Xylome scientists are busy tinkering with the yeasts that live in the bellies of wood-boring beetles. A spin-off from the...

Media Coverage

May 06, 2016

Twelve promising young members of the UW–Madison faculty, have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships.

Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years....

Media Coverage

May 03, 2016

Using a chemical crowbar – actually, a solvent – made from the very organic matter it deconstructs, a University of Wisconsin—Madison spinoff business is advancing an audacious effort to convert...

DC Winners

Media Coverage

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,...