Project Number: 5445-21660-003-09
Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2017
Herbaceous biomass of perennial warm-season grasses and annual crop residues will be harvested from ongoing ARS research at Mandan, ND and characterized for physical and thermal properties. Biomass will be analyzed for shear and tensile strength, thermal characteristics via thermal gravimetric analysis and differential thermal analysis, and storage hydration characteristics with a controlled environment chamber.