The 2013 Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) Bioenergy Showcase, held October 15-16 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, featured multiple facets of energy research, technology and development. With about 100 attendees representing science, engineering, industry and government, the Showcase emphasized recent innovations in bioenergy research and sparked conversations about technology scale-up and implementation.
The two-day event opened with a poster session and reception on Tuesday evening, showcasing promising research approaches and emerging technologies from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and UW-Madison for the public, industry, investors and other researchers. Wednesday featured a series of presentations focusing on diverse topics including emerging bioenergy research directions, university expertise, and examples of successful industry partnerships. The event closed with a highlight presentation from Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis on “The Future of Renewable Fuels.”
View photos from the Bioenergy Showcase on our Flickr page.
William Barker, Cynthia Sweet, Stephanie Whitehorse: Accessing UW-Madison Roadmap for Industry
Timothy Donohue: Meeting the Energy Needs of a Growing Population
Tom Elgin and Carol Williams: Collaborative Approach to Grassland Restoration
Gary Radloff: Biomass in a Sustainable Land Use/Agro/Energy System
David Rothamer: Design of Simple Drop-in Gasoline Biofuels
Bernie Steele: De-risking & Scale-up of Bio-based Technologies