An ambitious, University based, USDA sponsored research project investigating
the sustainable production and distribution of bioenergy and
bioproducts for the central U.S.

June 14

A Meeting of the Minds

The Extension, Energy and Environment (E3) Summit, a three-day event, taking place September 23-25, will be a national forum, bringing together innovative leaders in sustainable biorenewable research with leaders in extension and outreach.


Mobile Apps Make Sustainability Learning Fun

Research shows you can't teach people with "just the facts." Learn how CenUSA is partnering on the development of iPad apps, online games and iBook curriculums.


From Switchgrass to Science Fairs: The Brian Prchal Story

By winning the Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair and qualifying for the International Science and Engineering Fair, this high school student is making a name for himself in the science community with the help of CenUSA.   


Commercial Corner: Vermeer Corporation - Global Innovator 

This company has gained the reputation of being a forward thinker in the agricultural industry and a world leader in the manufacturing of agricultural and industrial equipment. Now, Vermeer is tackling the biomass supply chain.   

Getting Our Word Out 
CenUSA Bioenergy's extension and outreach learning strategy might best be described as "all of the above." Learn how Iowa State's Jill Euken and eXtension's Sue Hawkins are delivering sustainable bioenergy learning tools across the country.

What if biofuels could be better explained and understood? Dr. Robert Brown, renowned scientist and mechanical engineer, has authored a book that offers a new rationale for advanced biofuels and the barriers that must be overcome.