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Press Release

November 18, 2014

Technology package covers unconventional strains for the production of biofuel, renewable chemicals
MADISON, Wis. – Xylome Corporation has signed licensing and equity agreements with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation...
Chris Todd Hittinger

Research Spotlight

November 12, 2014

Many people appreciate the benefits of yeast fermentation when they sip a glass of cold beer or bite into a freshly baked baguette. But for Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) researcher...

Improving bee habitat can boost biofuel and food crop production. Photo courtesy of Rufus Isaacs.

Research Spotlight

November 03, 2014

Bioenergy policies based strictly on economic or energy considerations that lack attention to biodiversity impacts will likely have serious consequences for the conservation of wild bees and their pollination services,...

Credit: David Tenenbaum, University Communications

Media Coverage

November 03, 2014

Scientists today disclosed a new method to convert lignin, a biomass waste product, into simple chemicals. The innovation is an important step toward replacing petroleum-based fuels and chemicals with biorenewable...

Students Power Up in Classroom with Biofuels Video Game

Media Coverage

October 02, 2014

High school students wrestle with the sustainability challenges of making real-world decisions about biofuel agriculture while playing Fields of Fuel, an educational video game developed by...

 Photo by Lyn Jerde.

Media Coverage

September 26, 2014

Dr. Josyline Javelosa used to associate Wisconsin with a defunct TV situation comedy, “That ‘70s Show.”

Now, she associates it with corn, cranberries, cows, potatoes, biofuels and urban farming.


Graphic by Cameron Graff

Media Coverage

September 23, 2014

Using bacterial genes, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were able to identify furan containing fatty acids; compounds that could potentially be replacement components for oil in the fuel industry...

Ants from Atta cephalotes colony maintained in the lab cutting a leaf piece with scissor-like mandibles, and carrying a cut leaf piece

Media Coverage

August 25, 2014

A team from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center is using metabolomic and metaproteomic techniques to examine the dynamics of nutrient turnover in the gardens...