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

Welcome Reader!

We introduce you to BLADES, the bimonthly bioenergy newsletter from the CenUSA Bioenergy project. Our USDA supported research project, led by Iowa State University, is ambitious and committed to changing the way you see perennial grasses. We’re working to develop a sustainable perennial grass-based bioenergy system for the Midwest linking researchers and extension specialists at Purdue University, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. BLADES will be your source for bi-monthly updates of grass-based bioenergy research, policy and industry breakthroughs and will introduce you to innovative educational programs and upcoming events.