Raj Raman and Patrick Murphy (Iowa State University) lead the Education team in preparing the next generation of workers for the emerging bioeconomy.

The team concentrates on two primary goals:

Providing interdisciplinary training and engagement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

Developing a shared bioenergy curriculum core for the Central region of the United States

Outreach & Extension

The Outreach and Extension team delivers science-based knowledge and informal education programs to farmers, the ag industry and to youth programs linked to 4H and FFA. The team produces extensive educational materials which are available in our Resource Library page.


In August 2014 CenUSA added a Commercialization objective to the project portfolio to advance perennial grass commercialization opportunities. 

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Renmatix lead parts of this effort to commercialize perennial grasses. Each of our project Objectives will have elements of commercialization interwoven in them.