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November 03, 2014

Scientists today disclosed a new method to convert lignin, a biomass waste product, into simple chemicals. The innovation is an important step toward replacing petroleum-based fuels and chemicals with biorenewable materials, says Shannon Stahl, an expert in "green chemistry" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

November 01, 2014

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota, and Argonne National Laboratory will explore ways to produce renewable plastic precursors and other substances from biomass with a recently announced $3.3 million grant from the United States Department of Energy.

October 27, 2014

Last year when Google paid $3.2 billion for Nest, a startup that makes smart thermostats, the press joked that the internet giant would soon be posting advertisements on people's home thermostats. But by May, Nest announced that it had used its devices to shave peak-demand energy use by a whopping 55% in its first test program.

Mike Corradini at Energy Summit

October 24, 2014

You might say that trying to predict the future is a little like nailing Jell-O to the wall — in some cases without a hammer. That’s no less true when it comes to energy policy. Yesterday’s peak-oil, hair-on-fire energy crisis can easily morph into today’s fracking-fueled, cheap-gas energy surge.

Trisha Andrew

October 17, 2014

CONTACT: Trisha Andrew, 608-262-1502, tandrew@chem.wisc.edu

October 17, 2014

Last year when Google paid $3.2 billion for Nest, a startup that makes smart thermostats, the press joked that the internet giant would soon be posting advertisements on people’s home thermostats. But by May, Nest announced that it had used its devices to shave peak-demand energy use by a whopping 55 percent in its first test program.

Engineering Professor James Tinjum Partnering with EPIC on Geothermal Wells

October 01, 2014

The campus of healthcare software giant EPIC Systems, located in Verona, WI, is well known for its fun, architecturally distinct features: its farm-themed buildings, its slide between floors, and its futuristic conference room. The corporate culture at EPIC, which employs more than 8,000 people, is distinct as well.

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