A major part of the GLBRC mission is dedicated to achieving technology transfer and large-scale commercialization of cost-effective biofuels technologies, as well as bringing technological advances to the marketplace and recruiting the industrial community to participate in relevant research programs.
In order to fulfill these goals, GLBRC researchers partner with industry to collaborate on relevant bioenergy-related research initiatives, and to transition our basic research to the industrial scale.
Below, find a list of technologies developed at MSU with GLBRC support now available for commercial license.
At the GLBRC, Plants researchers are developing the next generation of biomass-trait-improved crops. Because crops will continue to be grown for food and feed in the future, research focused on enhancing plants with desirable energy traits must be pursued without sacrificing grain yield and quality.
Gene for Zipped Lignin Production in Plants
Gene for p-Coumarate Knock Down
Gene for Low Calorie Low Viscosity Vegetable Oil
Increase of Oil Content in Vegetative Tissues
High Starch in Plant Leaves at Harvest
An Economical and Potent Mixture to Induce Cellulolytic Enzymes Production at High Concentration
Downstream Fractionation of Extractive AFEX Lignin Streams
Uranium Removal with Protein Nanowires
Gene to Increase Gluco-Mannan Content in Plants
Engineered WRINKLED1 Transcription Factor with Increased Stability and Enhanced Oil Production
14-3-3 Protein Overexpression to Enhance Plant Oil Production
Increased Cellulosic Ethanol Productivity through Enzyme Recycling and Yeast Cells Reuse
Pretreatment of Biomass for Improved Sugar Yield
Located at the intersection of the U.S.’s agricultural heartland and its northern forests, the GLBRC has access to a rich diversity of raw biomass for study. The Center's Deconstruction research focuses on identifying the best combinations of enzymes, chemicals, and physical processing methods for enhancing the digestibility of specific biomass sources.
Method to Increase Calorific Content and Enhanced Nutritional Value of Plant Biomass
Gene for Increasing Level of Methylesterified Homogalacturonan for Improving Digestibility of Plant Biomasses
A Novel Extractive Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX) Process
Alpha-Xylosidase: A New Enzyme for Enhancing Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Fermentable Sugars
Utility Promoters for Biomass Feedstock Biotechnology
Increase of Cellulose Biosynthesis
Review the full list of GLBRC technologies available for license.
Review the full list of GLBRC technologies available for license, via Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)