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June 09, 2015

Generating biofuels and bio-based chemicals from plants need a potential feedstock of sugar and the components which provide the same, are termed lignocellulosics. The process of converting plant materials to...

Tim Donohue

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May 28, 2015

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

Great Lakes Bioenergy is a DOE, Office of Science-funded Bioenergy Research Center. Its mission is to develop ways...

Research Spotlight

May 26, 2015

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Michigan State University (MSU) report today that emissions of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) can be reduced significantly by replacing annual...

Research Spotlight

May 26, 2015

Yeast, the same microbe that gives us bread, beer, and wine, can also convert sugar molecules found in plants into ethanol.

But just as toddlers can be picky eaters, so...

Overlay of SacteLam55A onto PcLam55A

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May 22, 2015

DOE-funded researchers have developed a new process for annotating cellulose-degrading enzymes.

Investigators at two Department of Energy-funded Scientific User Facilities collaborated with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center...

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May 14, 2015

Fungal infections are a major problem in agriculture, and as the world's population grows, a rising tide of resistance to antifungal agents is threatening global food security. This threat has...

Kiley Friedrich

Research Spotlight

May 11, 2015

On the outskirts of farming fields you’ll often see little strips of unkempt land. These agricultural edges might have once been sown with corn or soybeans, but are now considered...

Fields of fuel

Research Spotlight

May 11, 2015

Fostering sustainability is no game, but having a little fun helps high school students understand the complex concepts — like multivariable regression (i.e., lots of causes can impact lots of...

Media Coverage

May 01, 2015

To begin to understand the outsized potential and sheer weirdness of yeast, it helps to consider the genetics behind one of the world’s most successful and useful microorganisms. It also helps...

Media Coverage

April 24, 2015

As spring approaches, thousands of farmers across the Midwest are preparing for planting, knowing well the importance of their work in supplying society with food. They may be less aware...

Softwood pine tracheary elements (TEs)

Press Release

April 20, 2015

Scientists today demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding, published in this week’s...

David Duncan

Research Spotlight

April 14, 2015

David Duncan loves to think about dirt, and a quick glance at his family tree could lead one to believe he comes by it naturally. His grandfather was an agricultural...

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