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  • HOME | Wisconsin Energy Institute
    or CB2E which asks students to create environmentally sustainable biofuels from commonly found biomass materials such as corn stalks grasses sawdust or cardboard Recently featured in The Science Teacher a journal of the National Science Teachers Association CB2E is the brainchild of the Wisconsin Energy Institute s education and outreach group John Greenler and Leith Nye as well as Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation outreach and education manager Travis Tangen Read more about the activity Check out the photo of the week archive on Flickr Recent Articles Mayor Soglin and international experts to discuss future of cities at UW Energy Summit Monday October 27 2014 New Professional Master s To Focus on Energy Conservation Monday October 27 2014 Energy summit promises lively discussion on 21st century challenges Friday October 24 2014 UW Madison Chemist Named Packard Fellow Friday October 17 2014 New Masters Program Focuses on High tech Energy Conservation Friday October 17 2014 Tweets by UWEnergy Transforming the Grid WEI researchers propose a new dynamic distribution system that has the responsibility of tracking load fluctuations firming intermittent renewables and providing a distribution level marketplace Read the whitepaper 2013 Annual Report Explore how we are moving forward in energy by fostering

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  • About | Wisconsin Energy Institute
    and coordinating efforts to solve the world s energy problems Home to the nation s first solar energy lab and the only Department of Energy funded bioenergy research center on an academic campus UW Madison supports the efforts of hundreds of faculty scientists and students working in energy Guided by a commitment to American energy independence our teams of scientists engineers and scholars work across traditional research boundaries to make game changing energy discoveries From biofuels to batteries we are driven by UW Madison s legacy of solving large scale societal challenges Our Mission The Wisconsin Energy Institute provides an objective forum to exchange ideas on energy issues and to focus integrate and transfer knowledge to better understand challenges and identify needs in energy sources technology use and impacts Specifically we Foster the creation of collaborative energy projects and research opportunities Prepare energy leaders of today and tomorrow Enhance public understanding of pressing energy issues Transforming the Grid WEI researchers propose a new dynamic distribution system that has the responsibility of tracking load fluctuations firming intermittent renewables and providing a distribution level marketplace Read the whitepaper 2013 Annual Report Explore how we are moving forward in energy by fostering the

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  • Bioenergy in Wisconsin | Wisconsin Energy Institute
    at work studying agronomy biochemistry bacteriology genetics biological systems engineering economics geography and chemical engineering With increased campus support the Wisconsin Energy Institute allows us to amplify outreach and education work throughout Wisconsin We are already working to enhance programs that respond to community needs and are collaborating with UW Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and College of Engineering to provide opportunities for underrepresented student groups This year we will launch a robust suite of public events around energy and the WBI s keystone annual outreach Summit will continue to feature bioenergy topics Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative 2012 Annual Report The Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative s annual report demonstrates the strides our faculty and researchers have taken in poising our state as a leader in bioenergy From innovative new research avenues to collaborative partnerships we are proud to highlight WBI supported activities from the past year Read more Our Reports Wisconsin Strategic Bioenergy Feedstock Assessment The Wisconsin Division of Energy services contracted with the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative WBI to complete a strategic assessment of biomass in our state to see what renewable energy business opportunities might best be targeted and what policy changes might assist advancing these opportunities Read more Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative 2011 Annual Report Historically the University of Wisconsin Madison has created innovative responses to challenges facing Wisconsin the nation and the world In recent years these challenges have related largely to energy security and the environment Read more The Biogas Opportunity in Wisconsin Wisconsin can create wealth and jobs by building a new energy economy Now is the time to transition the old energy economy built on coal and petroleum to homegrown energy sources like biogas and biomass to create power heat and alternative fuels Read more Transforming the Grid WEI researchers propose a new dynamic distribution

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  • Energy Experts | Wisconsin Energy Institute
    Young Bascom Professor of Law University of Wisconsin Law School pccarste wisc edu Michael Casler Professor Agronomy mdcasler wisc edu Shishir Chundawat Assistant Scientist Wisconsin Energy Institute chundawat wisc edu Joshua Coon Professor Chemistry and Biomolecular Chemistry jcoon chem wisc edu Michael Corradini Wisconsin Distinguished Professor Engineering Physics corradini engr wisc edu Mark Craven Professor Biostatistics and Medical Informatics craven biostat wisc edu Cameron Currie Professor Bacteriology currie bact wisc edu Natalia DeLeon Associate Professor Agronomy ndeleongatti wisc edu Steven Deller Professor Agricultural and Applied Economics scdeller wisc edu Chris DeMarco Grainger Professor of Power Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering demarco engr wisc edu Ankur Desai Associate Professor Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences desai aos wisc edu Tim Donohue Director GLBRC Professor Bacteriology tdonohue bact wisc edu David Drake Extension Wildlife Specialist Associate Professor Forest and Wildlife Ecology ddrake2 wisc edu Sheldon Xiaodong Du Assistant Professor Agricultural and Applied Economics xdu23 wisc edu James Dumesic Steenbock and Michel Boudart Professor Chemical and Biological Engineering dumesic engr wisc edu Tom Eggert Senior Lecturer Wisconsin School of Business teggert bus wisc edu Paul Evans Professor Materials Science and Engineering evans engr wisc edu Michael Ferris Professor Computer Sciences ferris cs wisc edu Mark Finster Associate Professor Wisconsin School of Business mfinster bus wisc edu Cary Forest Professor Physics cbforest wisc edu Dave Foster Phil and Jean Myers Professor Emeritus Mechanical Engineering foster engr wisc edu Brian Fox Marvin J Johnson Professor in Fermentation Biochemistry bgfox biochem wisc edu Dante Fratta Associate Professor of Geological Engineering Civil Environmental Engineering fratta wisc edu Edward Friedman Professor Political Science friedman polisci wisc edu Audrey Gasch Associate Professor Genetics agasch wisc edu Jaal Ghandhi Grainger Professor of Sustainable Energy Mechanical Engineering ghandhi engr wisc edu Holly Gibbs Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment SAGE hkgibbs wisc edu Linda Graham Professor Botany lkgraham wisc edu Claudio Gratton Professor Entomology cgratton wisc edu John Greenler Education and Outreach Director Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center jgreenler glbrc wisc edu Robert Hamers Professor Chemistry rjhamers wisc edu Yehui Han Assistant Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering yehui engr wisc edu Chris Hegna Professor Engineering Physics hegna engr wisc edu Ive Hermans Associate Professor Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering hermans chem wisc edu Chris Todd Hittinger Assistant Professor Genetics cthittinger wisc edu Tracey Holloway Associate Professor Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment taholloway wisc edu George Huber Professor Chemical and Biological Engineering huber engr wisc edu Jack Huddleston Professor Emertius Urban and Regional Planning jrhuddle wisc edu Randy Jackson Associate Professor Agronomy rdjackson wisc edu Tom Jahns Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering jahns engr wisc edu Thomas Jeffries Professor Bacteriology twjeffri wisc edu Hongrui Jiang Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering hongrui engr wisc edu Song Jin Professor Chemistry jin chem wisc edu Shawn Kaeppler Professor Agronomy smkaeppl facstaff wisc edu Heidi Kaeppler Associate Professor Agronomy hfkaeppl wisc edu Dave Keating Associate Scientist Great

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  • Leadership | Wisconsin Energy Institute
    Michael Corradini WEI Director and Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Engineering Physics Mary Blanchard WEI Associate Director Executive Committee The Executive Committee is a faculty group that serves as the main decision making body of the institute The committee supports the work of WEI by providing mission based leadership and strategic governance The team of faculty members makes strategic operational and budgetary decisions and ensures effective management of the operations and support for WEI faculty and staff Current committee members include Michael Corradini WEI Director and Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Engineering Physics Timothy Donohue Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Director and Professor of Bacteriology Rob Anex Professor of Biological Systems Engineering Paul Wilson Associate Professor of Engineering Physics Jennifer Reed Associate Professor Chemical and Biological Engineering Gregory Nemet Associate Professor La Follette School of Public Affairs Transforming the Grid WEI researchers propose a new dynamic distribution system that has the responsibility of tracking load fluctuations firming intermittent renewables and providing a distribution level marketplace Read the whitepaper 2013 Annual Report Explore how we are moving forward in energy by fostering the creation of collaborative research efforts preparing the energy leaders of today and tomorrow and enhancing public understanding of pressing energy

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  • WEI Building: A catalytic home for energy innovation | Wisconsin Energy Institute
    the new Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery WEI is strategically placed within a new campus research corridor one that is ideal for collaborative renewable energy research and the transfer of technology to applications The laboratories imaging and computational spaces inside the WEI allow agronomists biologists chemists computer scientists ecologists engineers and mathematicians to collaboratively develop future energy systems The flexible design includes plug and play wet and dry laboratories that easily adapt to changes in research teams or disciplines giving scientists the capability to adjust labs for their work and the university s first high bay laboratories for the creation of large scale integrated energy systems The WEI is an energy efficient research facility that reflects the clean energy advances being developed on campus and functions as a nexus for UW Madison energy research training outreach and technology transfer positioning the institution to expand as a global leader in energy Thanks to the expertise and dedication of our construction team contractors and architects the Wisconsin Energy Institute building has been nominated for and won a number of awards Wisconsin Green Building Association s Certificate of Merit for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency ENRMidwest s Award of Merit Safety Higher Education The Daily Reporter s Top Projects of 2012 Build Wisconsin s Awards for General Contracter New Construction and Specialty Contractor Exterior Finishes Schedule a Tour Come and see the new Wisconsin Energy Institute building Walk through the adaptable plug and play laboratories high bay laboratory education gardens and more Schedule your tour today Take a Look Construction of the Wisconsin Energy Institute building began in 2010 was complete in early 2013 See photos from inside the building that highlight key features throughout the construction process Revealing the WEI Learn about the history of energy innovation at the UW Madison what energy challenges

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  • News | Wisconsin Energy Institute
    demand energy use by a whopping 55 in its first test program The company offers rewards to homeowners who allow the thermostat which learns people s habits over time to adjust indoor temperatures during the hottest days Read more UW Madison Chemist Named Packard Fellow October 17 2014 CONTACT Trisha Andrew 608 262 1502 tandrew chem wisc edu Trisha Andrew a University of Wisconsin Madison assistant professor of chemistry is one of 18 early career scientists from around the country named a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering Read more New Masters Program Focuses on High tech Energy Conservation October 17 2014 Last year when Google paid 3 2 billion for Nest a startup that makes smart thermostats the press joked that the internet giant would soon be posting advertisements on people s home thermostats But by May Nest announced that it had used its devices to shave peak demand energy use by a whopping 55 percent in its first test program The company offers rewards to homeowners who allow the thermostat which learns people s habits over time to adjust indoor temperatures during the hottest days Read more Engineering Professor James Tinjum Partnering with EPIC on Geothermal Wells October 01 2014 The campus of healthcare software giant EPIC Systems located in Verona WI is well known for its fun architecturally distinct features its farm themed buildings its slide between floors and its futuristic conference room The corporate culture at EPIC which employs more than 8 000 people is distinct as well Team meetings often take place in EPIC s spacious tree house and it s perfectly acceptable to do work related reading while sitting on the campus dock with toes soaking in the pond Read more Actions on climate change bring better health study says September 22 2014 The number of extremely hot days in eastern and midwestern U S cities is projected to triple by mid century according to a new study led by University of Wisconsin Madison researchers and published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Read more WEI s Chris Hittinger Receives 2 Million to Study Yeast Biodiversity September 17 2014 On September 10 th the National Science Foundation NSF announced that Dr Chris Hittinger assistant professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin Madison and Wisconsin Energy Institute WEI and colleagues have been awarded a five year 2 million grant to study the genomes metabolism and ecology of diverse yeast species Read more UW Madison leading 3 Million Effort to Improve Nuclear Fuel Testing and Safety September 05 2014 With a newly awarded 3 million Department of Energy research grant University of Wisconsin Madison Distinguished Professor of Engineering Physics and Wisconsin Energy Institute Director Michael Corradini will lead a collaborative effort to improve real time testing and instrumentation for transient nuclear reactor experiments Read more UW Madison Department of Bacteriology Designated as a Milestones in Microbiology Site August 28 2014 MADISON WI August 28 2014 The Department of Bacteriology at the University

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  • Research Overview | Wisconsin Energy Institute
    integration of research discovery and technology transfer that is central to the WEI s approach is expected to provide a robust suite of clean energy strategies Feedstocks Renewable energy dense and carbon storing plants represent a fundamental piece of the sustainable energy puzzle In addition to developing non food crops for biofuel the WEI is producing bioenergy feedstocks from animal waste and food residues for efficient large scale energy production that minimizes negative environmental impacts Liquid transportation fuels We are leading the search for more sustainable future fuels Advanced biofuels research harnesses key chemical biological and model driven process improvements to create renewable fuels for cars trucks ships and planes Energy storage Solving the energy challenge will require an integrated network of technical solutions that are accessible reliable and affordable Researchers in this area are working on cutting edge energy storage options that will increase stability in existing systems and build sustainable options for developing countries Carbon neutral electricity Wind Solar Biogas Nuclear By coupling these carbon neutral technologies with energy storage solutions our experts are configuring renewable systems that could support a smarter energy grid Policy economics and environment Even the most innovative technology may not make an impact without sound policy and stakeholder engagement Applying a sustainability lens to every technical challenge our experts are involved in dialogue on public policy issues that surround new energy technologies Transforming the Grid WEI researchers propose a new dynamic distribution system that has the responsibility of tracking load fluctuations firming intermittent renewables and providing a distribution level marketplace Read the whitepaper 2013 Annual Report Explore how we are moving forward in energy by fostering the creation of collaborative research efforts preparing the energy leaders of today and tomorrow and enhancing public understanding of pressing energy issues 2013 Annual Report Campus Energy

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