Top licensing prospects from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Using Power Plant & Industrial Wastes to Sequester CO2 into High Purity Products
A team of civil and environmental engineers has developed a method to convert carbon dioxide and industrial wastes such as fly ash from power plants or slag from steel mills into calcium carbonate and other products.
UW-Madison Biorenewables Portfolio
UW-Madison’s biorenewable expertise spans from agricultural and crop sciences through the biological domains to engineering applications of these innovations.
Synthesis of Bio-Based Polyurethanes and Polyesters
Chemical engineers at UW-Madison have developed a method to produce a promising new platform chemical, di-((5-hydroxymethyl) furan-2-ethenyl) ketone, from fructose – a sustainable feedstock.
Green Method for Producing 1,5-Pentanediol Slashes Catalyst Cost 10,000-fold
This new route for producing the high value chemical 1,5-PD via upgrading of biomass-derived tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol is cheaper than competing methods, green and exceeds 90 percent overall yields.
Cells and Methods for Producing Methyl Ketones
These modified microorganisms produce higher titer medium-chain methyl ketones, which can be used as chemical intermediates, flavors and fragrances, and their compatibility with diesel fuels shows their potential as liquid fuels.
Biodegradable Transient Battery Built on Core-Double-Shell Zinc Microparticle Networks
A team of UW-Madison researchers has developed a transient biodegradable battery with a filament structure that limits the speed of reaction, allowing for a longer battery lifetime with controlled output.
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