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 and bioproducts system. CenUSA is a 5-year project and will run from 2011 to 2015. 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 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.