Student teams from around the state constructed their own model wind turbines and tested them in a wind tunnel, competing to see which team could produce the most energy.
A compound that has scientists seeing red may hold the key to engineering yeasts that produce isobutanol, a promising biofuel alternative to ethanol.
Rebecca Smith's interest in plants goes back to high school. Now, she's at the forefront of research on a tough problem in the world of plant biochemistry: engineering digestible lignin to maximize the efficiency of biomass processing.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and collaborators have identified two changes to a single gene that can make the yeast tolerant to the pretreatment chemicals used breakdown plants.
Imagine a new and improved biorefinery, one that produces advanced biofuels as environmentally sustainable as they are economically viable.