Welcome to CenUSA Bioenergy. This site is the home of an ambitious Iowa State University-based, USDA sponsored, research project investigating the creation of a Midwestern sustainable biofuels system. Learn more about CenUSA in our video CenUSA Bioenergy Oveview.
Iowa State University's Ken Moore is the lead investigator for a network of eight institutions (Iowa State University, Purdue University; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; University of Nebraska, Lincoln; University of Illinois, Champaign; University of Vermont-Burlington; USDA Agricultural Research Service) investigating a regional system for producing fuels from feedstocks derived from potentially high biomass producing herbaceous perennials using the pyrolytic conversion process.
The research teams will concentrate their activities on nine separate objectives:
More information about the project is available in the CenUSA Bioenergy Informational Flyer, Project Narrative and Project Abstract and in the videos, CenUSA Bioenergy Overview and CenUSA Farmer Focus.