Tag: UW-Madison

UW-Madison researchers develop biosensor that may help ID microbial candidates for biofuel production

UW-Madison researchers develop biosensor that may help ID microbial candidates for biofuel production

January 23, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, a new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, unveils a biosensor that may light the way to the best microbial candidates for biofuel production. In search of the best biofuel-producing microbes, scientists may need to make millions of variants via genetic modifications. But only a handful of these variants are […]

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UW-Madison researchers find red pigment can improve isobutanol production

UW-Madison researchers find red pigment can improve isobutanol production

November 5, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, a compound that has scientists seeing red may hold the key to engineering yeasts that produce better biofuels. A red pigment called pulcherrimin, naturally produced by several strains of wild yeasts, is synthesized in part through the same biochemical pathway that researchers hope to use to improve production of isobutanol, a promising biofuel […]

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UW-Madison a bastion of support for bioeconomy entrepreneurs

UW-Madison a bastion of support for bioeconomy entrepreneurs

November 20, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor who developed and founded Lactic Solutions that was recently bought by Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits says the university’s support network for entrepreneurs and tools available from early stage development were key to successfully launching the company. He said many aren’t aware of the opportunities provided through its […]

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Accidental discovery by UW-Madison undergrad leads to yeast breakthrough

Accidental discovery by UW-Madison undergrad leads to yeast breakthrough

June 22, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, a few grams of bark brought back to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the lab of genetics professor Chris Hittinger by a recent undergraduate were home to a previously unknown strain of yeast, named Yamadazyma laniorum “in honor of the hardworking people of the historic meat packing industry of Green Bay, Wisconsin,” according […]

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UW-Madison bioenergy center teams with high school on cellulosic ethanol

UW-Madison bioenergy center teams with high school on cellulosic ethanol

December 24, 2015 |

In Wisconsin, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at UW-Madison has teamed with a local high school on a bioprospecting project that is teaching students how to discover new potential production pathways for biofuels. Students have collected potentially yeast-bearing materials from around their campus to try to identify the right yeast to boost production […]

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UW-Madison scientists discovers origins of cold-fermentation yeasts

UW-Madison scientists discovers origins of cold-fermentation yeasts

April 10, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, scientists are beginning to color in the margins of yeast ecology and genetics, identifying new strains in new environments and using the tools of molecular biology to ferret out traits that could aid industrial fermentation technologies. Writing in the journal Molecular Ecology, a team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of Genetics Chris […]

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