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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...


Media Coverage

December 15, 2015

An additional grant of $20 million to the UW–Madison campus was announced by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Board of Trustees this week. WARF’s grant will help support the Wisconsin...

Press Release

December 04, 2015

MADISON - About 500 years ago, the accidental natural hybridization of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the yeast responsible for things like ale, wine and bread, and a distant yeast cousin gave rise...

Phil Robertson

Media Coverage

November 24, 2015

This year, four Michigan State University scientists were named AAAS Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This national recognition is awarded to researchers for their efforts...

Media Coverage

November 10, 2015

John Ralph PhD’82 talks with the easy, garrulous rhythms of his native New Zealand, and often seems amiably close to the edge of laughter.

So he was inclined toward amusement...

David Ryder

Research Spotlight

October 30, 2015

David Ryder recently shared with us his thoughts about serving as scientific advisor to GLBRC, the past eight years of GLBRC research, and the next decade of bioenergy advancements.


Media Coverage

October 29, 2015

While scientists learn more with each passing study about the way the invisible lives of fungi, bacteria, viruses and other microscopic organisms intersect with much larger plants and animals as...

John Greenler

Research Spotlight

October 28, 2015

As a boy, wet and muddy to the knees, John Greenler did his share of up-ending rocks in streambeds to search for the crayfish and salamanders dwelling below.

“Looking back,...

Federica Brandizzi

Research Spotlight

October 23, 2015

We tend to assume that all botanists have green thumbs. But friends and colleagues stopped giving Federica Brandizzi plants long ago.

“I do have a plant in my office, but...

Tina Nielsen

Media Coverage

October 20, 2015

With a personal and professional résumé of titles such as student, teacher, geoscientist, college faculty member, mother and wife, Tina Nielsen has a history of juggling multiple responsibilities, and, consequently,...