Tag Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Better solvents = better biomass conversion for biofuels and bioproducts

UW-Madison researchers are pushing for a broader understanding of solvents used to convert non-food biomass to biofuels and bioproducts, which would help them to optimize biomass conversion reactions.

Fundamental discovery slashes energy cost of chemical reactions

"We get two for the price of one," says researcher Shannon Stahl, "and we can save half a volt ... In a fuel cell, that is significant saving of energy."

Bioenergy Center, collaborators report 500th invention

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and two partners reported significant progress in their mission to develop technologies that will bring advanced biofuels to the marketplace.

Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

Using a plant-derived chemical, University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that’s ripe with possibility for biofuels.