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.
Tim Donohue, director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) and UW Foundation Chairman Fetzer-Bascom Professor in bacteriology, will serve as the new interim director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI).
Having served as director of GLBRC since its inception in 2007, Donohue brings a wealth of administrative expertise and knowledge about energy research both on and off campus to the position.
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) scientists will research turning woody biomass into an economical source of renewable chemicals as part of the DOE’s “Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels” initiative.