September 21, 2015
“The Energy Summit is about bringing different people together to think through some of the most difficult challenges of our time,” says Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of environmental studies and chair of this year’s Energy Summit.
April 20, 2015
Scientists today demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding, published in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could improve the economics of the pulp, paper and biofuels industries and reduce those industries’ environmental impact.
April 20, 2015
Potentially improving the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin–Madison and Brookhaven National Lab researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing a new type of material, iron fluoride.
April 14, 2015
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary for Science Franklin “Lynn” Orr visited the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 to learn more about the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s energy research and to do a “deep dive” into the research of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC).
April 02, 2015
When is a wetland a sink and when is a wetland a source?
That is the question an international team of researchers set out to answer in a new study published online March 23 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Ankur Desai, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is one of just a few American scientists involved.
April 02, 2015
Clearing grasslands to make way for biofuels may seem counterproductive, but University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show in a study today (April 2, 2015) that crops, including the corn and soy commonly used for biofuels, expanded onto 7 million acres of new land in the U.S. over a recent four-year period, replacing millions of acres of grasslands.
March 30, 2015
Steenbock and Michel Boudart Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering James A. Dumesic has been awarded a 2015 Vilas Research Professorship, an award that honors UW-Madison faculty who have contributed significantly to the research mission of the university and have attracted national and international recognition for their work.
March 24, 2015
Researchers at the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing an industry partnership that promises to create jobs here in Wisconsin.
March 19, 2015
With a highly efficient, powerful, clean-running sled, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering students took first place in the highly competitive internal combustion division of the 2015 SAE International Clean Snowmobile Challenge.
March 13, 2015
When you discover a new organism, you get to name it — but not for yourself. There are rules to the naming business in biology. You can, however, name it for the sponsor of your research.
March 10, 2015
In a study published March 9 in Nature Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi presents a new approach to combine solar energy conversion and biomass conversion, two important research areas for renewable energy.