Challenges In Using Plant Materials To Create More Wisconsin Products

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
A close-up of green blades of switchgrass growing near the outside of a building.
Switchgrass Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

UW–Madison and Great Lakes Bioenergy researchers are exploring turning plant material, like that used to make paper or switchgrass grown in fields, into synthetic materials such as plastic. We talk with two experts about the barriers to using these Wisconsin products to create bioproducts.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Kieran Furlong Guest
  • William Banholzer Guest