The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a University of Wisconsin–Madison based research center another five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to gasoline, diesel and other hydrocarbon fuels as well as products currently made from petroleum.
An international research collaboration led by VIB-UGent Professor Wout Boerjan, and involving the U.S. Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, has opened up new possibilities for stably fine-tuning the amount of lignin in poplar by applying CRISPR/Cas9 technology.
A new process developed by researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center enables the production of a new platform chemical—a building block which can be converted to a variety of higher value products—from biomass-derived fructose.
MADISON — A national research initiative announced today will place the University of Wisconsin–Madison at the forefront of a revolution in imaging fostered by cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography — technologies that can illuminate life at the atomic scale.
On July 5, 2020, Karen and William Monfre Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Jennifer Reed passed away at age 41 after a protracted struggle with cancer. Reed’s passing is a tragic loss for the university and devastating for the colleagues, students, friends and family members who loved and respected her.
New research from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center shows that a common component of plant cell walls may not be as essential for plant growth and development as previously thought. The findings suggest a new way to increase the content of desired sugars in crops engineered for producing biofuels.
As the Keegstra Bioenergy Research Fellow exploring carbon flux in switchgrass, Mauricio Tejera is working with Berkley Walker and Lisa Tiemann at Michigan State University to investigate how carbon partitioning shifts within and among plant tissues, microbes, and the environment in response to abiotic stresses.