Gracielou Klinger wins GLBRC early career award

Gracielou Klinger presenting a posterIn honor of her significant accomplishments and contributions to the Center, Gracielou Klinger has won the 2020 Jennifer L. Reed Bioenergy Science Award, previously known as the GLBRC Early Career Woman in Bioenergy Sciences Award. Read more »

Researchers create hybrids of six yeast species to combine useful traits

Researchers at GLBRC at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a method to create hybrid yeasts that combine traits from up to six different species. The approach allows scientists to harness advantageous traits from many species in a single strain tailored for a specific use, such as producing biofuels. Read more »

Full throttle ahead: UW-Madison engine emission researchers retool to identify effective N95 mask alternatives

Photo of Stephen Sakai New research in an unusual area—internal combustion engines—at the UW-Madison is aiding in the development of alternative N95 masks in response to the growing concern for the safety of healthcare workers who rely on n95 masks to treat patients with COVID-19. Read more »

Path finder: Pfleger lab uses bacteria to convert biomass into sustainable chemicals

Photo of bioreactor Brian Pfleger and his colleagues in the UW-Madison's department of chemical and biological engineering recently developed a pathway with the potential to convert biomass into a widely used industrial solvent and aim to expand this work to produce an array of sustainable chemicals. Read more »

GLBRC Director Tim Donohue testifies about bioeconomic opportunities, challenges

Tim Donohue Tim Donohue, director of GLBRC, testified in Washington, D.C., on March 3, before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather. He spoke at a hearing titled “Securing U.S. Leadership in the Bioeconomy,” convened by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.).  Read more »

Big data helps farmers adapt to climate variability

Big data A new Michigan State University study shines a light on how big data and digital technologies can help farmers better adapt to threats — both present and future — from a changing climate. Read more »

Cultivating resilience in plants and science

Anne-Sophie Bohrer Anne-Sophie Bohrer, GLBRC postdoctoral researcher at MSU, specializes in resilience. Bohrer moved from France to the United States after her PhD to study plant metabolism at MSU and now researches the metabolic makeup of switchgrass with GLBRC. Read more »

Machine learning speeds up the development of biofuel production process

Photo of Reid Van Lehn Conway Assistant Professor Reid Van Lehn and his colleagues in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering have found a way to speed up the process of finding suitable reaction conditions using machine learning, which may help the era of biofuels come a little bit sooner. Read more »
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