Author: WTN News

Passing on the opportunity to develop ethanol, Shell and Madison's Virent Energy Systems have instead agreed to collaborate on ways to convert plant sugars directly to gasoline, thereby addressing challenges posed by the technical properties of today's biofuels. Virent, a biofuels company working to commercialize...

Information technology project failures often are linked to a lack of business and IT alignment, but what about dysfunctional project management teams? In this guest column for WTN, project management expert Lisa DiTullio links performance with a set of expected behaviors....

Origin Investment Group has provided $200,000 in angel capital to eContractorBids.com, an Onalaska-based service that allows business and government entities to solicit bids from local contractors. The LaCrosse-based Origin Investment Group was established with the support of the Small Business Development Center based at the...

The Seattle-based Avanade, Inc., citing an emerging customer base in Milwaukee, has opened an office in the Milwaukee Center on Kilbourn Avenue. The company had been serving metropolitan Milwaukee clients through its Chicago office....

Ed Delaporte, the former director of information technology for Electrolux Home Care Products North America, has been appointed vice president of information technology for the Gehl Company, a West Bend manufacturer of construction and farm equipment....

Okay investors, you have a choice of placing your venture capital bet on one of two companies, each developing a promising therapy for prostrate cancer. Which do you choose? WTN columnist Steven Clark offers an example of how a good scientific understanding of emerging...

Michael Rosen recounts travel in Canada from a biotech and pharma point of view, plus the fruits of his research. Canada is a major U.S. trading partner, and Rosen argues that with the economic expansion of the European Union, the United States needs to look...

The original Star Wars was groundbreaking in many aspects, including its use of Dolby's four-channel surround sound. So stunning was the sound that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences created an award for sound effects director Ben Burtt. But the dramatic improvement in...

John Byrnes, executive managing director of Mason Wells, explains the Milwaukee Institute, which is building computing resources and tools for shared use by researchers. He hopes the institute will provide a base for large-scale research projects of national importance, and goes over some of the...