Featured News and Puiblications
- Category: In the Press
- Published on 19 March 2013
MSU AgBioResearch scientist Bruce Dale admits he is stubborn. It’s an attribute that has led him to pioneering work in cellulosic ethanol and international recognition for his biofuels research. Currently he is working to commercialize a process he invented to convert cellulosic biomass into enhanced animal feed and sustainable biofuels.
- Category: News
- Published on 19 June 2012
Developing technologies to produce biofuels is a little like bargain hunting: the goal is to come up with a valuable product for a competitive price. To prepare these technologies for commercial use, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) are challenged with figuring out how to generate large quantities of biofuel both efficiently and affordably.
Fortunately, GLBRC researchers at Michigan State University's Biomass Conversion Research Laboratory (BCRL) have found a way to turn corn stover, a common cellulosic feedstock, into ethanol much more quickly without sacrificing quantity or quality.
- Category: News
- Published on 15 February 2012
Creating biofuels from region-specific biomass could make a huge dent in fossil fuel use for transportation. But moving lightweight, bulky biomass from farms to factories could leave a large carbon footprint, and get expensive quickly.
So quickly, in fact, that in order to be economically viable, plant biomass would need to come from an area no more than 50 miles away from where it will be processed into fuel.
A sustainability research team at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is working to solve biofuel supply chain issues by exploring a new intermediate structure for gathering, processing and converting biomass into cellulosic biofuels. The proposed structure, called Regional Biomass Processing Depots (RBPDs), could improve both the economics and the sustainability of the biomass supply chain by keeping a portion of pretreatment and processing closer to the farm.
- Category: Oral Presentations
- Published on 12 January 2012
Dr. Bruce Dale presented "Why Energy is (Really) Important: Biofuels Are Not Optional" at the MABA Winter meeting in Lansing, Michigan on January 11, 2012.
Role of Enzyme Blend Composition...On Pretreated Biomass Saccharification Efficiency-- Annual Meeting 2011
- Category: Video presentations
- Published on 08 December 2011
Role of Enzyme Blend Composition, Biomass Particle Size and Solids Loading On Pretreated Biomass Saccharification Efficiency- A presentation made by Shishir Chundawat was posted by AICHE as a webinar.