The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) provides research, laboratory services, and education for business and industry.
We're entrepreneurial, working to bring new ideas and innovation from the university to the private sector.
Laboratory services include paper testing, paper grade development, pulping and bleaching studies, coating and lamination piloting, and related services that support the paper and packaging industries. We also provide compostability testing of coated paper and bioplastic materials. We perform analyses such as ion chromatography for carbohydrates, organic acids and alcohols, and our fermentation lab performs experimental trials. WIST research includes biofuels, renewably sourced chemicals from biomass, and value-added uses of agricultural and forestry residuals from processing. WIST educational offerings include papermaking courses, topics in sustainability, and our annual Focal Point conference.
WIST creates sustainability solutions and economic opportunities
Register now for new five-day course on biomass bioeconomy
introduces the integrated, interdisciplinary knowledge you need. It's team-taught by WIST researchers and faculty, along with invited experts from industry and other universities. Course is limited to 24 participants. More information here
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