Published: Oct. 13, 2010

MSU biofuels expert makes list of Top 100 People in Bioenergy

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Bruce Dale, a Michigan State University professor of chemical engineering and materials science, has claimed the 22nd spot on the list of the Top 100 People in Bioenergy.

The list, which was compiled by Biofuels Digest, was based on a readership poll; readers submitted 15,000 entries.

Dale, who also is editor in chief of the highly ranked journal Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, is one of only two academics who ranked high on the list.

His profile cites: “Second among all academics in this year’s poll is Dr. Bruce Dale at Michigan State who, in addition to being a noted pioneer in cellulosic ethanol, has been out in front in terms of opposing some of the excesses of indirect land-use change theory, the measurement of which has bedeviled efforts to stabilize the demand for various biofuels feedstocks and fuels.”

"Having worked my entire career to develop sustainable biofuels, I am honored to be placed among a group of very fine people,” said Dale. “I am particularly grateful to be here at Michigan State University, where we have such a strong commitment to the bioeconomy."

Biofuels Digest comprises the news website, Biofuels Digest Asia, the daily Biofuels Digest e-newsletter and the Biofuels Digest Newswire. Decision makers at more than 7,000 organizations read these publications to find products, services and partners. Digest publications have a combined readership of more than 75,000.

To access the Top 100 list, go here.


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