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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...


Media Coverage

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...

Media Coverage

January 06, 2016

Biochemistry professor Ron Raines has been selected to receive the Humboldt Prize. This award, also known as the Humboldt Research Award, is given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to...

Research Spotlight

January 05, 2016

To tackle what many consider the next frontier in biofuels research, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) recently joined forces with the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in Emeryville, California....

Bioenergy Institute for Educators

Media Coverage

December 24, 2015

What are biofuels? How can they help us meet our future energy needs while minimizing negative environmental impacts?

With support from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)...

Study Suggests Perennial Crops Compete With Corn

Research Spotlight

December 16, 2015

A six-year Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) study on the viability of different bioenergy feedstocks recently demonstrated that perennial cropping systems such as switchgrass, giant miscanthus, poplar, native grasses,...

George Huber

Media Coverage

December 15, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil have announced a two-year agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The research is a part of a broad...