CONTACT: Tim Donohue, GLBRC Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-262-4663; Robert Landick, GLBRC Scientific Director, email@example.com, 608-265-8475; G. Philip Robertson, GLBRC Scientific Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 269-760-8364
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) for an additional five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and products currently derived from petroleum. The past recipient of roughly $267 million in DOE funding, the GLBRC represents the largest federal grant ever awarded to UW–Madison.
Established by the Biological and Environmental Research program in DOE’s Office of Science in 2007, GLBRC is based at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Wisconsin Energy Institute and includes a major partnership with Michigan State University (MSU). The cross-disciplinary center draws on the expertise of biologists, chemists, engineers and economists, and employs over 400 researchers, students and staff conducting foundational bioenergy research. Read the full article here.