| Matt Wisniewski

Brian Pfleger

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researcher and University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Brian Pfleger explains what "fixed" carbon is.

Tom Jeffries is a scientist in the truest sense of the word. His passion for studying biofuel is evident as he describes is 40-year career in the field, yet he emphasizes that he is careful not to favor one technology over another.

Instead, Jeffries relies on pragmatism to guide his research.

| Celia Luterbacher

Interview with Julie Sinistore, former GLBRC Sustainability researcher, who is now a Senior Life Cycle Analyst at Virent, Inc.


GLBRC: What was your role at GLBRC, and when did you work here?

Marginal lands ­– those unsuited for food crops – can serve as prime real estate for meeting the nation’s alternative energy production goals.

| Leith Nye

During the summer of 2012, our Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program expanded to include collaborations between researchers and teachers both at UW-Madison and Michigan State University. We had four teachers working with GLBRC scientists on a range of research and curriculum development projects.

Read on to learn about the activities of each of the 2012 RET participants.

| Celia Luterbacher

In most college classes, students are quizzed with questions and the professors already know the answer. But CS 699, a special topics course in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, turns that teaching method on its head: university scientists turn to students to help crack their toughest research questions.

| Great Lakes Bioenergy

On September 26, 2012, we hosted #LabChat Q&A: Biofuels of the Future with @ENERGY. The #LabChat features @GLBRC project leader Brian Pfleger, whose research focuses on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. GLBRC Education and Outreach Director John Greenler moderated from @WI_Bioenergy.

| Celia Luterbacher

Developing technologies to produce biofuels is a little like bargain hunting: the goal is to come up with a valuable product for a competitive price.

| Matt Wisniewski

Kate Helmich

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center research assistant Kate Helmich explains what an enzyme is.

| Margaret Broeren

ow can GLBRC researchers be sure that successful fuel production at the lab bench can be scaled up to meet the needs of a state, a region or a country?