2017 WEI Grants


Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) selected to receive five more years of DOE funding

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected the GLBRC for an additional five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and products currently derived from petroleum. The past recipient of roughly $267 million in DOE funding, the GLBRC represents the largest federal grant ever awarded to UW-Madison. Read full story

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DOE funding for nuclear energy research

Engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will receive an estimated $9.3 million in funding from the United States Department of Energy for advanced nuclear energy research. The awards will drive new research on compact heat exchangers, nuclear fuel cycles, enabling technologies, and advanced reactor concepts. UW-Madison's portion of the projected funding represents more than 17 percent of the funds awarded to universities through the Nuclear Energy University Program in 2017. Read full story

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DOE funding for the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition

The Wisconsin Energy Institute's education and outreach team won a $12,000 grant from the DOE to enter a UW-Madison team in the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition. The competition challenges interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students to design and build a wind turbine as well as develop plans to market and deploy the product. WiscWind, UW-Madison's team, has already begun preparation for this year's competition, to be held in Chicago in May of 2018.