Resources from CenUSA - Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA

Farm Energy March 18, 2014|Print

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CenUSA Bioenergy is a coordinated research and education effort investigating the creation of a regional system in the Central US for producing advanced transportation fuels from perennial grasses on land that is either unsuitable or marginal for row crop production. In addition to producing advanced biofuels, the proposed system will improve the sustainability of existing cropping systems by reducing agricultural runoff of nutrients in soil and increasing carbon sequestration.

CenUSA Bioenergy researchers from Iowa State University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, University of Illinois and the USDA Agricultural Research Service cover topics of interest to producers and growers in the following resources.  Learn more about the CenUSA Bioenergy Project.

CenUSA Bioenergy Learning Modules - Table of Contents

Module 1. Feedstock Development

Fact Sheets

Research Summary

Webinars

Module 2. Sustainable Feedstock Production

Fact Sheets

Webinars

Instructional Video

Research Summaries

Module 3. Feedstock Logistics: Harvest & Storage

Fact Sheets

Webinars

Instructional Video -

Module 4. System Performance: Economics, Environment, Modeling, Analysis and Tools

Curriculum

Research Summary

Instructional Video

Journal Publication

 

Module 5. Feedstock Conversion and Biofuels Co-Products

Research Summary

Webinars

Module 6. Markets and Distribution

Resources to be published later in the CenUSA Project, as research progresses.

Module 7. Health and Safety

Resources to be published later in the CenUSA Project, as research progresses.

"Formal" Educational Programs and Curriculum

In order to prepare the next generation of workers for the emerging bioeconomy, CenUSA is providing interdisciplinary training and engagement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students; and developing a bioenergy curriculum core for the Central region of the United States.

Extension Programs

Upcoming CenUSA Webinars

Archived CenUSA Webinars

Biochar Demonstration Gardens Report

CenUSA Social Media: Ask an Expert, Newsletter, Facebook, Twitter

Ask an Expert - our specialists will answer your questions on growing perennial grasses for biofuel, pyrolysis, biochar and more.

BLADES Newsletter - your source for the latest information on grass-based bioenergy research, policy and industry breakthroughs, innovative educational programs and upcoming events.

Facebook

Twitter @ cenusabioenergy

CenUSA Bioenergy Resources by MediaType

(same resources as above, but organized by type)

Fact Sheets, Guides and Articles

Research Summaries

Journal Publications

Archived Webinars

Instructional Video

Classroom Curriculum - see above

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

CenUSA Bioenergy Overview

 

CenUSA is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.