Our Funding Source

CenUSA Bioenergy is part of the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture's bioenergy "Coordinated Agricultural Projects" (CAPs). There are currently seven CAP projects across the US funded with Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Grants. The projects share $157 Million in funding. Learn more about the AFRI-CAP effort in Sustainable Advanced Biofuels Across the United States (pdf).

NIFA Bioenergy CAPs

Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB)
Lead Institution:  University of Washington
Feedstock:  Purpose grown woody crops (e.g. poplar)
Conversion platform target: Hybrid bio/thermochemical conversion

Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies (BANR)
Lead Institute:  Colorado State University
Feedstock:  Beetle-killed biomass
Conversion platform target:  Biochemical

Northeast Woody / Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio)
Lead Institute:  Pennsylvania State University
Feedstock:  Purpose-grown willow, miscanthus, switchgrass
Conversion platform target:  Thermochemical - pyrolysis

Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA)
Lead Institute:  Washington State University
Feedstock:  Forestry residuals
Conversion platform target:  Biochemical

Sustainable Bioproduct Initiative (SUBI)
Lead Institute:  Louisiana State University
Feedstock:  Sweet sorghum, energy cane
Conversion platform target:  Biochemical

Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS)
Lead Institute:  University of Tennessee
Feedstock:  Switchgrass, pine, cold-tolerant Eucalyptus
Conversion platform target:  Thermochemical