The Logistics team works on developing systems and strategies to enable sustainable and economic harvest, transportation, and storage of feedstocks. The team focuses on the development and evaluation of harvest and logistics systems that are easily adaptable, produce consistent and quality feedstock for conversion, and are economically, energetically, and environmentally efficient and sustainable.
The team is also investigating novel harvest and transport systems, demonstrating these systems at field-scale, and evaluating harvest and supply chain costs. The team also evaluates technologies for more efficient feedstock de-construction and drying.
- Doug Karlen, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Feedstock Logistics Resources
With project partner eXtension we have created an overview of our work in feedstock logistics. The article CenUSA Feedstock Logistics: Innovative Systems for Harvest, Transportation, and Storage of Perennial Grass Biomass. (Jan. 2017) is available here.
- Storing Perennial Grasses Grown for Biofuel (Kevin Shinners)
- Logistical Challenges to Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) as a Bioenergy Crop (Stuart Birrell & Amy Kohmetscher)
- Successfully Harvest Switchgrass Grown for Biofuel (Kevin Shinners)
- Harvesting Native Grass for Biofuel Production (+Captions) (Rob Mitchell)
- Optimizing Harvest of Perennial Grasses for Biofuel (Kevin Shinners)
- Switchgrass and Bioenergy Crop Logistics (Stuart Birrell)