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Biobased Transportation Research. Dr. Terry Nipp Executive Director [email protected] The Sun Grant Initiative. Biobased energy research and education National Land Grant Universities in every state Partnerships with federal agencies to address national priorities Regional

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the sun grant initiative
The Sun Grant Initiative
  • Biobased energy research and education
  • National
    • Land Grant Universities in every state
    • Partnerships with federal agencies to address national priorities
  • Regional
    • Biomass is regional and site-specific
    • Address national issues in regional context
    • Leverage and coordinate state efforts

Sun Grant Association

harnessing the land grants
Harnessing the Land Grants

Sun Grant Association

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Regionally-based Biomass Resource Internet Atlas (Resource Assessment)

Min temperature

  • GIS based decision tools

Relative humidity

Wind speed

Wheat straw

Corn stover

dot biobased transportation research
DOT Biobased Transportation Research
  • National
  • Centers
  • Regional Competitive Grants
    • National priorities from an interagency panel:
      • DOT / USDA / DOE / DOD / EPA
    • Priorities addressed in regional context
    • Request for proposals issued from Centers
      • About 100 of proposals received per region
      • Reviews complete by July

Sun Grant Association

dot regional competitive grants
DOT Regional Competitive Grants
  • Priorities
    • Biofuels feedstock development
    • Biofuels conversion processes
    • Biofuel system analysis
    • Economics, marketing and policy
    • Environmental impacts

Sun Grant Association

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DOT Biobased Transportation Research
  • Cornell University
      • Low cost sugars from cellulose
      • Linking nanotechnology & biotech for processing
  • Oklahoma State University
      • Thermochemical processes
      • Plant breeding, genetics, biotechnology
  • Oregon Statue Universities
      • Cellulosic conversion systems for diverse feedstocks
      • Nano and biotech for high value co-products

Sun Grant Association

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DOT
  • South Dakota State University
      • Feedstocks for marginal lands
      • Geographic Information Systems
  • University of Tennessee
      • Value added co-products from cellulosic processes
      • Plant breeding, genetics, biotechnology

Sun Grant Association

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