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  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    19 in ’19

    The faculty ranks are growing at CALS, and it’s a positive sign for the future of the college. Some major challenges in the last few […]

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    Electrospinning Turns Tequila Byproduct into Water Filter

    Think of it as an environmental hangover. Tequila production in the Mexican state of Jalisco yields vast quantities of agave bagasse biomass, which poses serious […]

  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    The Inner Workings of Microbial Metabolism

    Daniel Amador-Noguez is learning how living organisms transform nutrients into energy and other useful chemicals. Among a cadre of scientists looking at the biological underpinnings […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    Engineers of Ingenuities

    A bioreactor that removes phosphorus from lakes, an easy-to-use harness system designed to prevent falls from dangerous heights, and an early detection sensor for toxic […]

  • Posted on October 17, 2018
    Controlled Burn

    In a small utility room in UW–Madison’s Animal Science Building, the world’s smallest and most precise forest fire is burning. The fuel today: 100 grams […]

  • Posted on July 1, 2016
    More Sustainable Feedstock for Ethanol

    Perennial crop yields can compete with corn stover, study suggests

  • Posted on November 3, 2015
    The Future, Unzipped

    Biochemist John Ralph and his colleagues have pioneered a technology that could revolutionize how industry produces biofuels and other value-added goods

  • Posted on June 9, 2015
    Uganda: The Benefits of Biogas

    Generating enthusiasm for a new kind of technology is key to its long-term success. Rebecca Larson, a CALS professor of biological systems engineering, has already […]

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    Give: Hands-On Fieldwork

    Before last summer, Vera Swanson’s only exposure to plant sciences had been through classes in introductory biology. That changed big-time when Swanson, a junior majoring […]

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    Plant Prowess

    CALS scientists from a wide range of disciplines help forge the future of a growing field