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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Resource Assessment Framework for Dependable Feedstock Supply to Produce Advance Biofuels in Hawaii and Western United States (2014)

Location: Water Management Research

Project Number: 2034-13000-011-48-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

1) Improve current decision making capabilites by building rebust data on current practices existing agricutural systems where biomass production could be incorporated. 2) Create management plans to optimize yield and stability of feedstock production. 3) Optimize biomass stability and yield while minimizing environmental impacts at greater than field scales. 4) Improve water and air resource management and optimize biomass production for other production areas in the Western United States.

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.

Last Modified: 10/16/2017
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