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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCE OF BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK PRODUCTION IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS

Location: Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory

Project Number: 5445-21660-002-01
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 18, 2008
End Date: Jan 17, 2013

Objective:
The objective of this specific cooperative agreement is for the University utilizing a number of its departments to cooperate with ARS to provide economic and ecologically based science that will sustain farm operations producing biomass as feedstock for bio-based energy production. Included will be research to add value to the resulting co-products. The specific objective will be (1) to determine appropriate bio-energy crops for maximizing bio-fuel production capacity and (2) to develop economically feasible management systems that reduce input requirements for transitioning into and out of bio-energy crops.

Approach:
Novel research addressing feedstock production systems will be conducted. Specifically trials will be initiated to measure adaptation and endurance of a multiple of potential feedstocks in comparison to Switchgrass. Included will be research evaluation conversion of the feedstock as bio-based energy sources. Initial plot areas will be at five University Centers and one ARS location.

Last Modified: 7/28/2014
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