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December 2015
 

What beer, biofuels and algae have in common: Jake Nalley

Jake Nalley examines his algae samples.


Jake Nalley, a KBS graduate student in Dr. Elena Litchman's lab, has always been passionate about sustainability. As he began to take an interest in beer brewing, he was shocked at how unsustainable the process can be.

"Most breweries produce 7 gallons of wastewater for every gallon of beer they produce! That is a lot of water, and as water becomes more scarce, this process is going to have to become more sustainable," said Nalley.

Nalley's research mainly focuses on generating biofuels from algae. When he realized how significant the need was for breweries to become more sustainable, he had the idea to utilize the nutrient-rich brewery wastewater as a fertilizer for biofuel generation from algae. He collaborated with Walker Modic of Bell's Brewery and two undergraduate students, Jacob Pino and Scott Schultz, on his research project.

Nalley said, "This project is perfect fusion of my personal interests and current research trajectory because it allowed me to pursue a passion of mine, the brewing process, all while addressing a main hurdle of mass algal biofuel generation."

Nalley is in the final stages of the project - writing to submit it for publication - and is excited about the results of his analysis. The project is proving to be a win-win for brewers and scientists alike, effectively cleaning wastewater and producing biodiesel feedstock.

His research on brewery wastewater was recently covered in a WMUK radio story. To learn more about his research, email him (nalleyja@msu.edu).


Manor House hosts festive events in December

The Manor House is specially decorated for the Holidays.

The W.K. Kellogg Manor House offers many exciting holiday events for you and your friends and family. Come to the Manor House and enjoy the special holiday decorations in this historic home in addition to delicious offerings from our chef. The Manor House is holding six high teas, a brunch, two  lunches, and two dinners, each with a different holiday theme. Don't miss these lovely chances to celebrate the holidays in style with friends and family.

The Holiday Walk & Market at the Manor House is open on December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 (Fridays and Saturdays) from 12-5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free to children under 4 years old.

For more information about all Manor House events, visit kbs.msu.edu, call (269)671-2160 or email manorhouse@kbs.msu.edu.
 


End-of-year giving supports KBS students

Undergraduate students at KBS

We had a record-breaking summer at KBS! Over the past five years, we've nearly doubled our undergraduate involvement at KBS - the numbers of students in KBS courses, courses available, and interns and undergraduate researchers. This summer, students took on 473 credits, which is more than double the 189 credits taken in 2011.

Support for undergraduate and graduate students is essential to KBS’s ability to attract, retain and support the best students. Through giving, you allow us to continue to build a vibrant community of scientists for years to come.

Amanda Haase collects a sample at KBSAmanda Haase, an MSU Fisheries and Wildlife student who came to KBS this summer thanks to scholarships, said, “KBS is truly an amazing place full of opportunities. I was able to develop a love for research from not only my project, but all of the work done by other students."

To make a life-changing difference for students like Amanda, please give to KBS online today
Your contribution to scholarships and fellowships is incredibly important to students who could not come to KBS otherwise.



For More Information
KBS Community Relations:  (269) 671-2015
communityrelations@kbs.msu.edu

KBS Conference Center:  (269) 671-2400
conference@kbs.msu.edu
W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary:  (269) 671-2510
birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu

W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest:  (269) 731-4597
kelloggforest@kbs.msu.edu

W.K. Kellogg Farm:  (269) 671-2402
kelloggfarm@kbs.msu.edu
W.K. Kellogg Manor House:  (269) 671-2160
manorhouse@kbs.msu.edu
 
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December Events

Mrs. Claus Tea
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Sunday, December 6
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Cost:
$30/adult, $16/child (age 5-12)
Registration closed

For information call (269) 671-2160


Holiday Spice Tea
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Tuesday, December 8
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Cost:
$30/adult, $16/child (age 5-12)
Registration closed

For information call (269) 671-2160


Bird Lover's Wreath Class
KBS Spruce Lodge
Tuesday, December 8
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost:
$45/adult
Registration required

For information call (269) 671-2400


Birds & Coffee Walk
W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
Wednesday, December 9
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free for members; regular admission for non-members

For information call (269) 671-2510


Poinsettia Tea
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Wednesday, December 9
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Cost:
$30/adult, $16/child (age 5-12)
Registration closed

For information call (269) 671-2160


Holiday Lunch
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Thursday, December 10
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.
Cost:
$30/adult, $16/child (age 5-12)
Registration required

For information call (269) 671-2160


Winter Wonderland Dinner
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Friday, December 11
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Cost:
$45/adult
Registration required

For information call (269) 671-2160


Mistletoe Tea
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Sunday, December 13
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Cost:
$30/adult, $16/child (age 5-12)
Registration closed

For information call (269) 671-2160


Winter Container Garden Class
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Monday, December 14
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost:
$45/adult
Registration required

For information call (269) 671-2400


Holly & Ivy Tea
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Tuesday, December 15
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Cost:
$30/adult, $16/child (age 5-12)
Registration closed

For information call (269) 671-2160


Dickens Tea
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Wednesday, December 16
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Cost:
$30/adult, $16/child (age 5-12)
Registration closed

For information call (269) 671-2160


Holiday Lunch
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Thursday, December 17
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.
Cost:
$30/adult, $16/child (age 5-12)
Registration required

For information call (269) 671-2160


Comfort & Joy Dinner
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Friday, December 18
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Cost:
$45/adult
Registration required

For information call (269) 671-2160


Holiday Brunch
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
Sunday, December 20
Time: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $27/adult; $16/child (age 5-12)
For information call (269) 671-2160
 




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