The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has enjoyed a busy and productive first quarter of 2014. Our work was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, which praised GLBRC and other DOE-funded Bioenergy Research Centers for producing tangible results and recommended continued funding. In addition, GLBRC project personnel at Michigan State University hosted a visit from President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Secretary Vilask, providing a special opportunity to showcase our efforts, progress and the products of our collaborative activities.
We're also preparing for our seventh annual Center-wide retreat, to be held May 20-22nd in South Bend, Indiana. GLBRC Scientific Director Ken Keegstra and staff have organized an outstanding program, combining plenary presentations from experts inside and outside the Center, sessions to report on advances within and between projects and opportunities to discuss future research activities.
Read on for more Center highlights, and to learn more about the important work being done at GLBRC.