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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.

Choi Lab

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.

March 06, 2015

Governor Walker’s proposed budget eliminates funding for energy funding on the UW-Madison campus. Joy Cardin speaks to the Associate Director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute who says these cuts will hurt research and innovation in bioenergy. 

March 04, 2015

Conducting great research and making exceptional advancements in the field of engineering has earned two UW-Madison professors recognition by membership into an elite institution known as the National Academy of Engineering. Raymond J. Fonck and Thomas M.

Munching Bugs

March 02, 2015

A new study published March 2, 2015 in Nature Plants shows that hungry, plant-eating insects may limit the ability of forests to take up elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, reducing their capacity to slow human-driven climate change.

March 01, 2015

In an about-face from his first term, Gov. Scott Walker wants to eliminate funding for a University of Wisconsin-Madison renewable energy research center that has played a key role in helping land one of its biggest government grants ever.

February 25, 2015

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently celebrated the filing of its 100th patent application.

February 25, 2015

The government is spending far too little money on energy research, putting at risk the long-term goals of reducing carbon emissions and alleviating energy poverty, some of the country’s top business leaders found in a new report.

February 24, 2015

Nurturing a research culture in which science converges with economic, social and policy concerns has been a deliberate project for the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI), a transdisciplinary research hub.

February 20, 2015

In the heart of Wisconsin, a project is underway to produce energy from a resource in little danger of running low: cow manure, also known as "brown gold."