Feedstock Logistics

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.

Project Directors


  • 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.

Fact Sheets

Instructional Video