Resource Assessment Framework for Dependable Feedstock Supply to Produce Advance Biofuels in Hawaii and Western United States (2014)
Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory
Project Number: 3064-21660-003-18
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Oct 01, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
1) Improve current decision making capabilities by building robust data on current practices existing agricultural systems where biomass production could be incorporated (Temple, Parlier, Mandan, Riverside); 2) Create management plans to optimize yield and stability of feedstock production (Temple, Parlier, Mandan); 3) Optimize biomass stability and yield while minimizing environmental impacts at greater than field scales (Temple, Parlier, Mandan); and 4) Improve water and air resource management and optimize biomass production for other production areas in the Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Basin, and western United States (Temple, Parlier, Mandan).
Objective 1: Develop spatial and temporal data sets from historic data for baseline analyses.
Objective 2: Simulate current management impacts on feedstock yields and resource inputs.
Objective 3: Demonstrate applicability of simulation approaches with validated present practices and explore watershed scale impacts of changes.
Objective 4: Improve decision support for assessment of resource conditions, and utilize parallel computing and deep hydrology water balance as needed.