Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Natural Sciences & Mathematics at UT Dallas Biological Science Seminar Wednesday, Apr 22
(4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.)

The Department of Biological Sciences presents Timothy J. Donohue, Ph.D., Professor of Bacteriology, Principal Investigator and Director,  Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center,  University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI.

Presentation Title:  Plugging Biology into the Energy Grid: A Grand Research & Education Challenge

     I will outline how we capture, use and lose energy in this this country and worldwide. In addition, I will highlight why and how lignocellulosic plant biomass is thought of as a potentially renewable and sustainable source of liquid transportation fuels and chemicals that are currently derived from fossil fuels.  I will also highlight ongoing work in the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, one of three US Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Centers  that is housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is being used to generate genome-enabled basic science knowledge of plant, microbial and enzyme systems needed to sustainably produce fuels and chemicals from this non-edible portion of plants.