Cenusa lands $25M USDA grant to develop big bluestem, Indian grass and switchgrass for biofuels

March 26, 2012 |

In Iowa, Cenusa Bioenergy has received a five-year, $25 million grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to grow native perennial grasses such as big bluestem, Indian grass and switchgrass on marginal lands as feedstock for bio-oil via.

The project is based on a holistic approach that will lead to the development of a regional advanced biofuels industry, with research focused on feedstock development, sustainable production, feedstock logistics, system performance, feedstock conversion, markets and distribution, health and safety, education, extension and outreach.

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