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

Sept 14

CenUSA Commercialization Objective Update from Rob Mitchell
New video features Dr. Rob Mitchell discussing work that USDA-ARS and the University of Nebraska are doing to explore commercialization opportunities for perennial grasses beyond pyrolysis and drop in biofuels.
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Energizing Cows: Potential Market for Switchgrass 

Researchers at Iowa State University are conducting a series of studies to determine if switchgrass can go beyond its energy potential and become usable forage for cattle.

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ADM teams with CenUSA Bioenergy on Treeless Paper Products
Paper products from trees could someday be a thing of the past, CenUSA's new partnership with ADM looks at potential pulping opportunities for energy grasses.

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Switchgrass Superstar - Now Commercially Available
The first foundation seed of superstar 'Liberty' switchgrass will be harvested this fall.  Bred as a perennial, high-yielding bioenergy grass, 'Liberty' produces 25-40% higher yields than traditional varieties and is widely adapted throughout the Great Plains and Midwest.

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Virtually Growing the C6 Biofarm 

The extension and outreach team has made great strides in developing mobile games, apps and iBooks - teaching materials to help educate youth on sustainability, farming and the environment - get updated on CenUSA's carbon hero.

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Renmatix: Building a Bridge to Renewable Biofuels
The global market for green renewable chemicals, driven by food packaging, compostable bioplastics and other consumable products is worth $59.1 billion in U.S. dollars. A new partnership between Renmatix and CenUSA is exploring grasses as the carbohydrate building block.

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