The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) connects the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to business and industry and provides research, laboratory services, and education. Our research includes biofuels, renewably sourced chemicals from biomass, and value-added uses of agricultural and forestry residuals from processing. Laboratory services include paper testing, paper grade development, compostability, and other analyses such as ion chromatography for carbohydrates, organic acids and alcohols. WIST educational offerings include papermaking courses, topics in sustainability, and our annual Focal Point conference.

WIST is an institute within the College of Natural Resources
at UW-Stevens Point.

WIST creates sus​t​ainability solutions
and economic opportunities​​​​

Read WIST's latest annual report

Contact WIST


 Upcoming Events

<DIV id='eventList'><div id='eventDate'>12-03-2014</div><div id='eventUrl'><a href=' '>Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Conference</a></div><div id='eventText'><div class="ExternalClass7BA7496F9BFB4141B3CF3461CBB037FC"><p>​This conference is designed for businesses, and has become the go-to event on the business sustainability circuit.  The conference strives to be transparent and to create an environment where businesses learn from each other.</p></div></div></DIV>
<DIV id='eventList'><div id='eventDate'>02-25-2015</div><div id='eventUrl'><a href=''>Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference</a></div><div id='eventText'><div class="ExternalClass68A8EB964C8C4176B95DC4DCA98AF1EC"><p>​February 25-27 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. For registration information: <a href=""></a> WIST is hosting a special composting workshop at the conference: Challenges and Opportunities of Organics Diversion. Read more about the workshop <a href="/wist/Pages/education/composting-workshop.aspx">here</a>.  </p></div></div></DIV>


Click here to sign up to receive our email newsletters.





<DIV id='news'><div id='newsListDate'>10-14-2014</div><div id='newsList'><a href=' '>Focal Point 2014 highlights food and beverage packaging innovation </a></div></DIV>
<DIV id='news'><div id='newsListDate'>06-19-2014</div><div id='newsList'><a href=''>WIST working with Siemens R&D</a></div></DIV>
<DIV id='news'><div id='newsListDate'>03-02-2014</div><div id='newsList'><a href=''>WIST research featured</a></div></DIV>