A new grant from the USDA will support UW research on the relationships among dairy farm operations, water use and quality, and energy use.
Clean energy for sustainable manufacturing
Researchers in the new REMADE institute will focus on improving sustainable manufacturing and on an education and workforce development program to fill identified gaps.
Harnessing foot power
Researchers at UW–Madison and the USFS Forest Products Lab are perfecting a way to turn tiny cellulose fibers in wood pulp into a triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) that can harvest electricity from the environment.
Greener plastic production
UW–Madison chemists have enabled a new way to make a common plastic ingredient that uses less energy, reduces waste carbon dioxide, and creates more useful byproducts.
Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge winners
Transforma, winners of the Global Stewards Sustainability Prize, devised a strategy to engage unemployed women in Costa Rica in transforming plastic waste into sellable products. Pathogenomica, winners of the Dvorak Energy Prize, are applying DNA …
“Super yeast” may improve biofuel economics
Scientists at UW–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which a common yeast converts plant sugars to biofuel. The newly engineered “super yeast” …
Grad student research recognized in Japan
December 15, 2015 | by Sarah Olson University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate student Eleanor Bloom presented her research on sustainable systems for residential heating and cooling at a conference last month in Kashiwa, Japan, where she earned second …
Unplug to save money
Unplug your TV when not in use Your television draws energy even when you aren’t using it because it must always ready to receive a signal. Turned off and plugged in, an average TV draws 5 watts per …
Combining biomass and solar energy conversion
In a study published March 9 in Nature Chemistry, UW–Madison chemistry professor Kyoung-Shin Choi presents a new approach to combine solar energy conversion and biomass conversion, two important research areas for renewable energy.