Bioenergy and Bioproducts Lab


The Bioenergy and Bioproducts Lab of Prof. Xuejun Pan focuses on developing innovative technologies to convert lignocellulosic biomass (trees, grasses, and agricultural & forest residues) to fuels, chemicals, fibers and functionalized materials.

Areas of interest:

  1. Pretreatment and fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass
  2. Enzymatic and chemical saccharification of lignocellulose
  3. Chemical and biological conversion of lignocellulose to chemicals and liquid fuels
  4. High-value utilization of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin
  5. Fundamental understanding of physical and chemical changes of plant cell wall during biorefining.

Contact Information

546 Enzyme Research Institute
1710 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726


Xuejun Pan
Phone: (608) 262-4951