WEI in the news: November media mentions

This month's media coverage include ins and outs of GLBRC’s research, how the newest generation of biofuels won't impact food prices, and Dan Ludois's work in transforming an idea into a machine that could change the world's economy.

November saw Wisconsin Energy Institute researchers sharing their insights on bioenergy and electricity systems, specifically how research in these areas can transform multiple aspects of the global economy. 

A look at what’s new in bioenergy research

Every day scientists and researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center are working to find alternative energy sources. We hear from two researchers at the center, which is housed in the Wisconsin Energy Institute. We learn the ins and outs of the center’s research and take questions on what’s new in bio-energy research.

Next generation biofuels

In the move away from a reliance on fossil fuels, there’s been an increased push to use biofuels — the most common of which is probably made from corn. University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Tim Donohue talks to Steve Goldstein of Arizona Public Radio about Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center's work in examining perennial sources of biofuels.

Q&A: Wisconsin inventor wants to help electric motors lose weight

Dan Ludois was named a 2017 Moore Inventor Fellow and the Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40 list of regional leaders last year. He also co-founded a spin-off company with business partner Justin Reed. The company, C-Motive Technologies, is involved in creating a marketable electrostatic motor.

Midwest Energy News got in touch with Ludois to better understand how he moved from a vision to an actual machine with the potential to transform much of the world’s economy.