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

Dec 15

FDC Enterprises Building the Perennial Grass Energy Supply Chain 

Having planted 280,000 acres of native grasses, FDC Enterprises is at the forefront of national efforts to commercialize sustainable, next generation fuels.  CenUSA sat down with Tom Schwartz, FDCE Vice President to talk about the company's business case for perennials.

FDC Enterprises Building the Perennial Grass Energy Supply Chain
CenUSA Perennial Grass Research Yields Impressive Results

Everything a Switchgrass Producer Needs_ in One Spreadsheet
CenUSA Perennial Grass Research "Yields" Impressive Results
Planting Perennial Grasses in the Midwest Reduce Water Pollution
To Grow or Not to Grow: New Switchgrass Decision Tool
Iowa Agricultural engineer, Greg Brenneman has been conducting research on the growth of switchgrass for the past three years. He spoke at the Bioenergy Field Tour demonstrating his team's research at the Iowa State Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville.  
Switchgrass root systems can absorb nitrates and reduce drinking water contamination. Learn why Nebraska conservationists think switchgrass is beneficial to people, wildlife, and the environment.
Establishing new plots of switchgrass can be complicated. A team of CenUSA researchers have teamed up to redesign a switchgrass decision-support tool that helps simplify the process to make sure producers get the most out of their land.
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100Grannies March on Washington
100Grannies March on Washington
Harvesting Bales from Start to Finish
100Grannies Founder Barbara Schlachter has taken a stand to solve the issues surrounding climate change. She led seven other "grannies" on a mission to Capitol Hill to capture the attention of our nation's leaders.

Researchers at CenUSA Bioenergy discuss cost-cutting techniques to improve the efficiency of the harvesting process and reveal how to save money as the bale travels from farm to facility