System Performance

The team focuses on providing detailed analyzes of feedstock production options. The team also creates models to assist policymakers, farmers, and the bioenergy industry to make informed decisions about which bioenergy feedstocks to grow, where to produce them, what environmental impacts they will have, and how biomass production systems are likely to respond to and contribute to climate change or other environmental shifts.

Project Directors


  • Fernando Miguez, Iowa State University
  • John Sheehan, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Tracy Twine, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

System Performance Resources

Fact Sheets

Research Summaries

Instructional Video