Working Groups: Developing a Prairie Biorefinery Working Group

The objectives of this research project are: (1) develop prairie cord grass as a biomass feedstock; (2) develop pretreatment strategies to biochemically convert cord grass into a biofuel; (3) conduct thermo-economic and environomic analyses of thermochemically converting cord grass into a biofuel; (4) secured grass samples and initiated breeding program. devised model for gas composition and resulting gas temperatures; (5) model can use air, oxygen or stem as gasifying agent; and (6) tested cord grass and switch grass for biochemical pretreatment and conversion and began characterizing the germplasm.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Office of Research, Development, and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    South Dakota State University, Brookings

    Box 2201, AD 130
    Brookings, SD  United States  57007
  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31341

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467561
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:35PM