Project ID



If cellulosic biomass is to play a significant role in America's energy future, research needs to be conducted on the optimal production and placement practices. This project looked at a portfolio of biomass cropping systems that might be adopted for Iowa.

Key Question

Whether and where could a suite of alternative biomass cropping systems be competitive with a continuous corn system according to agronomic, environmental and economic measures?


The team evaluated this question through field experimentation, measurement and subsequent data analysis.

Principal Investigator(s)

Lisa A. Schulte Moore


Ken Moore, Richard Hall, Arne Hallam, Matt Helmers

Year of Grant Completion