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Gene sequencing advance bolsters biofuels potential

March 6, 2007

A collaborative research project between the U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute has advanced the quest for efficient conversion of plant biomass to fuels and chemicals.

UW-Madison college targets federal bioenergy initiative

January 23, 2007

The University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is leading efforts to bring a new federal bioenergy research and development center to Wisconsin, the college's dean told a group of bioscience industry leaders today.

Research aims for more efficiency in harvest and handling

September 26, 2006

A University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher wants farmers to put less energy into harvesting and handling biofuel crops - less fuel, less time and less labor.

New process makes diesel fuel, industrial chemicals from simple sugar

June 29, 2006

A University of Wisconsin–Madison chemical and biological engineering professor reports in the June 30 issue of the journal Science on a better way to make a chemical intermediate called HMF from fructose: fruit sugar. Chemical intermediates are compounds that are the raw material for many modern plastics, drugs and fuels.