Welcome to BLADES, your source for the latest information on grass-based bioenergy research, policy and industry breakthroughs, innovative educational programs and upcoming events. This bimonthly newsletter is produced by CenUSA Bioenergy, a USDA-supported research project focused on designing a sustainable, perennial grass-based bioenergy system for the Midwest. Led by Iowa State University, the project is a partnership of scientists and extension specialists from Purdue University, the University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, University of Wisconsin, University of Vermont and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. We're committed to changing the way you see perennial grasses. Let us know what you think!
Liberty switchgrass: Plant breeding superstar
New Liberty switchgrass produces nearly two times more biomass than similar grasses- could Liberty be CenUSA's blade of glory?