Chris Hittinger named to Midwest Energy News’ “40 Under 40”

“With the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Hittinger leads research on bio-designing yeast to improve the economics of sustainably produced biofuels. By developing and deploying genetic tools, Hittinger engineers yeast strains that more efficiently convert cellulosic biomass to fuel. His foundational research could help clean up a transportation sector currently producing more than a quarter of the country’s emissions of carbon dioxide.”

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