Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) scientists are trying to take the pliable nature of plastic in another direction, developing new and renewable ways of creating plastics from biomass.
With targeted investments and forward-looking policies, Wisconsin could capitalize on its strengths in sensors and controls for the advanced energy industry to drive economic growth and support over 44,000 jobs annually. That’s according to "The Wisconsin Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Sensors & Controls for Advanced Energy."
Corn grows on four million acres of Wisconsin farmland, and while it is an important source of food and fuel, UW–Madison researchers are investigating ways to limit the negative impacts it can have on Wisconsin's ecosystems.
UW–Madison’s Song Jin, with UW researchers Yifan Dong,Tyler Slade, and other colleagues, have published a recipe
for a simpler electrical extraction of silicon that uses much less energy.
On the five-year anniversary of the Wisconsin Energy Institute’s (WEI) Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge (WESC) prizes, WEI reconnected with past winners to find out where their projects are now and to learn how the WESC experience shaped their undergraduate experience and early careers.