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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.

Jim Domesic

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.

Bruce Beihoff

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.

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.