The Wisconsin Energy Institute began production on a series of handouts that explore and demystify energy research topics. The series is intended to make complex concepts and research ideas understandable while discussing the relevant work in expertise areas across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. So far the handouts have covered microgrids, bioenergy and nuclear energy.
What is bioenergy? Where does it come from? What are the different ways we can use bioenergy? Where is bioenergy research happening at the University of Wisconsin–Madison?
What is a microgrid? How do they change what we think an energy system should look like? What benefits do they create for future of energy? Who at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is researching microgrids?
Where did the idea of nuclear energy come from? How can we safely utilize this energy source? What does the future of nuclear energy look like? How are researchers at University of Wisconsin–Madison improving nuclear energy?