February 2013
Great Lakes Bioenergy 2012 Science Report

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center is proud to present our 2012 Science Report. This collection of highlights features the Center's research progress, education programs and technology milestones from the past year.  


From image-rich stories to interactive researcher profiles, we invite you to take a closer look at the innovative approaches that will continue to drive our Center forward as we embrace the energy challenges ahead.


Please visit our website to view and download the report. We also invite you to sign up for the GLBRC general interest newsletter to receive future research updates.


Science Report Education and Outreach Highlights

LabChat Q&A: Biofuels of the Future

The GLBRC Communications team explored new outreach territory in September by hosting a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) LabChat on Twitter. Featuring GLBRC Conversion Area researcher Brian Pfleger and moderated by Education and Outreach Director John Greenler, the LabChat invited questions from the Twitterverse on the theme, "Biofuels of the Future."

View a Storify recap of the Twitter chat on our website.

Getting to Know Our Team: Four Conversations


This year's Science Report presents an interactive feature that shines the spotlight on the people that make GLBRC research happen.  


From feedstocks to fermentation, learn about our researchers' day-to-day work, plus fun trivia and advice for aspiring scientists.


What's Inside:     


Our Mission, Our Role,  

Our Members


What's Next for Energy  

Research at UW-Madison?


Our Research Progress  


Biomass-to-Products Pipeline 


Platform Chemicals Create  

New Value Streams


Spinning Straw into Gold  

with Co-Products


Getting to Know Our Team  


Streamlining Process Design  

with Models 


Accelerating Agriculture with Multi-Purpose Landscapes    


Collaboration, Technology  

and Commercialization 


Enriching Education 


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