WIST creates sustainability solutions
and economic opportunities
The institute connects UW-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 research featured
in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Eric Singsaas, WIST director of research, talks about the institute's initiative to develop biofuels and renewable chemicals from wood and biomass crops, and its potential to build revenue for the paper industry.
Read Journal Sentinel staff writer John Schmid's story: Research could transform dying paper mills