News and Announcements
Welcome to BLADES, your source for the latest information on grass-based bioenergy research, policy and industry breakthroughs, innovative educational programs and upcoming events.
This bimonthly newsletter is produced by CenUSA Bioenergy, a USDA-supported research project focused on designing a sustainable, perennial grass-based bioenergy system for the Midwest. Led by Iowa State University, the project is a partnership of scientists and extension specialists from Purdue University, the University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, University of Wisconsin, University of Vermont and the USDA Agricultural Research Service.
CenUSA researcher D.K. Lee has published a paper (Sun Grant funding), Biomass production of herbaceous energy crops in the United States: field trial results and yield potential maps from the multiyear regional feedstock partnership. The paper is open access and available here http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcbb.12493/abstract;jsessionid=4380F6D908B04A016742186EE291FF6E.f03t01.
Find out what our amazing research team is up to with perennial grasses in our latest report.
Maximizing Bioenergy Resources in the Midwest
The Midwestern Governors Association, as part of its America's Smartland series will hosting a meeting "Maximizing Bioenergy Resources in the Midwest" in Iowa City October 11-12.
The meeting "will be a combination of selected high-level speakers and attendee discussion to synthesize lessons learned regarding the expansion of bioenergy resources in the American Midwest.