AgBioResearch biofuels expert makes list of Top 100 people in Bioenergy

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MSU AgBioResearch scientist Bruce Dale (view larger image)

Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientist Bruce Dale was recently ranked 27th on BioFuels Digest’s list of the Top 100 People in Bioenergy. The list was determined by votes from readers of BioFuels Digest and the Digest’s editorial board.

“Having worked my entire career to develop sustainable biofuels, I am honored to be placed among a group of very fine people,” Dale said. “I am particularly grateful to be here at Michigan State University, where we have such a strong commitment to the bioeconomy.”

“We are very pleased to see Bruce recognized for his outstanding research and leadership,” said Steve Pueppke, AgBioResearch director and MSU associate vice president for research and graduate studies. “He is a testament to the high caliber of researchers with whom we are privileged to work.”

Dale, a professor in the MSU Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, is recognized for, among other accomplishments, his pioneering work in cellulosic ethanol. Dale is using a $4.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to scale up his method of turning agricultural waste and nonfood plants into material easily processed into biofuel and chemicals.
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