Tag: Great Lakes Bioenergy

Great Lakes Bioenergy researchers analyze metabolic activity within a bioreactor

Great Lakes Bioenergy researchers analyze metabolic activity within a bioreactor

January 15, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, recently published a paper in the journal mSystems in which they analyzed the makeup and metabolic activity of a mixed microbial community within a bioreactor. By doing so, they’re edging closer toward engineering such a community to optimally generate particular products—an outcome that would boost […]

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researchers use gene splicing to make breaking down lignin easier

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researchers use gene splicing to make breaking down lignin easier

November 3, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have incorporated an exotic gene conferring weak bonds into the plant’s lignin, the hard-to-process compound that gives plant cell walls their sturdiness but makes them difficult to process in an industrial setting. The resulting lignin, dubbed zip-lignin, readily breaks down under simple chemical conditions. This […]

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center says nitrogen fertilizers with switchgrass could boost NOX emission

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center says nitrogen fertilizers with switchgrass could boost NOX emission

June 9, 2016 |

In Michigan, according to a new study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University, the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp increase in emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas up to 300 times more harmful than carbon dioxide and a significant driver of global climate […]

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4 minutes with… Tim Donohue, Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy

4 minutes with… Tim Donohue, Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy

May 28, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Great Lakes Bioenergy is a DOE, Office of Science-funded Bioenergy Research Center. Its mission is to develop ways to produce ethanol, advanced biofuels and chemicals from the non-edible, lignocellulosic part of plant biomass. The Center includes researchers at UW-Madison & Michigan State University, […]

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