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Anna Cates

Research Spotlight

April 09, 2015

Traversing the landscape of the Upper Midwest, there is a high likelihood you’ll see corn fields. Lots and lots of corn fields.  Here, leftover stalks are most often plowed under...

microbial lipids

Media Coverage

March 30, 2015

Lipids derived from oil-rich microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast and microalgae offer a promising source of renewable fuels and chemicals. However, genetic and biochemical mechanisms regulating lipid accumulation in microorganisms...

Research Spotlight

March 20, 2015

For many college students, summer provides a chance to test-drive future career paths. When Gina Lewin took advantage of such an opportunity, her test drive hit the jackpot.

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Jeff Piotrowski

Press Release

March 09, 2015

Scientists at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) reported today the discovery of a chemical compound called poacic acid that could eventually be used as a fungicide in both...

David Stevenson and Daniel Amador-Noguez

Research Spotlight

February 26, 2015

“In high school,” Daniel Amador-Noguez recalls, “I took a science class where one of the lectures was all about the future – where the research was taking us, what were...

100th Patent

Media Coverage

February 25, 2015

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently celebrated the filing of its 100th...

Vera Swanson

Media Coverage

February 25, 2015

Before last summer, Vera Swanson’s only exposure to plant sciences had been through classes in introductory biology. That changed big-time when Swanson, a junior majoring in environmental sciences and Russian,...

Media Coverage

February 09, 2015

Scott Swinton is an agricultural and resource economist whose research on linkages between agricultural production and environmental management has been pioneering for several important topics, including the economics of weed...

Media Coverage

February 03, 2015

Biofuels represent an answer, a piece of a larger puzzle in alternative energy...

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Research Spotlight

February 03, 2015

Jack Newman, chief science officer at Amyris, Inc. answers GLBRC's questions about his recent Presidential Green Chemistry Award, the future of biofuels, and his thoughts on ethical bioengineering.


Research Spotlight

January 27, 2015

By now most of us are accustomed to filling our cars with fuels that are part ethanol, and we know that corn is not only in our tortillas but also...