The new biobased industry, be it for food, fuel, biomaterials or other co-products, is rooted in a sustainable and productive biomass production system. As outlined in this project description, the Land Grant University system provides a unique capability to enable research for biobased products by providing a world-class research network. Replacing petroleum products with those originating from biological sources will require significant fundamental and applied research efforts. Using empirical, as well as conceptual tools, science-based knowledge will be developed. Numerical tools will be used to simulate a biorefinery, while statistical tools will be used to estimate parameters of interest. The conceptual framework will be used to improve our scientific understanding of the various processes and their economic implications. This effort will be used to develop outcomes, which will be disseminated to the community via conferences and fact sheets, as well as publications and book chapters.
|Effective start/end date||10/1/13 → 9/30/18|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))