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New biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

November 12, 2012

Using a biomass-derived solvent, University of Wisconsin–Madison chemical and biological engineers have streamlined the process for converting lignocellulosic biomass into high-demand chemicals or energy-dense liquid transportation fuel.

Community forum to focus on fracking and sand mining

October 24, 2012

Fracking, the controversial technology for opening natural gas deposits, will be the focus of a three-part Community Environmental Forum series beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1106 of the Mechanical Engineering Building.

TIP/Energy policy expert

January 29, 2010

Jan. 29, 2010

Curiosities: What will be the most likely fuel to replace gasoline?

July 31, 2008

“What are the major benefits of using cellulosic ethanol to fuel our cars? We reduce spending on importing energy, have the potential to do…

UW-Madison part of DOE-funded ‘microgrid’ collaboration

April 23, 2008

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers will collaborate with industrial and government partners on a $14 million project to implement a microgrid power backup system at the nation's fifth-largest incarceration facility-the Santa Rita Jail.

New nanoparticle catalyst brings fuel-cell cars closer to showroom

March 19, 2008

A University of Wisconsin–Madison and University of Maryland (UM) team has developed a new nanotechnology-driven chemical catalyst that paves the way for more efficient hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.