Wisconsin Energy Institute Status

The Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) is an interdisciplinary research institute on the UW-Madison campus and a hub for renewable and clean energy research, education, and outreach.  WEI is home to the federal Great Lakes Bioenergy grant, valued at $267 million from 2007-2017.  Historically, the state provided $4 million per year in funding as a match, but that funding was eliminated for the 2015-2017 biennium. Fortunately, the UW-Madison campus has committed to providing a majority of that funding for the next two years.

WEI remains committed to identifying new partners in the public and private sectors that can help increase the impact of its activities.  As research, technology, and innovation center, WEI plays a critical role in helping Wisconsin’s manufacturing, agricultural, and forestry sectors create competitive advantages and open new markets.  For more information, see WEI or contact WEI Associate Director Mary Blanchard at 608-890-3828, maryblanchard@wisc.edu.