This subcontract is in support of Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The Principle Investigator at Arizona State University will work with the University of California, Davis Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Sustainability team to complete the analysis of the economic and environmental sustainability of hybrid poplar based hydrocarbon fuels and commodity chemicals. Specifically, Dr. Parker is responsible for leading work using the Geospatial Bioenergy Systems Model (GBSM) to assess the optimal locations for developing biorefineries and the hybrid poplar plantations to support the biorefineries. Two systems will be analyzed. One focusing on the production of jet fuel from hybrid poplar at a scale of 100 million gallons per year and another considering the production of acetic acid at a scale of 250,000 tons of poplar input per year. Dr. Parker will also assist in the developing integrated reports on hybrid poplar based jet fuel and acetic acid.
|Effective start/end date||10/1/15 → 8/31/17|
- US Department of Agriculture (USDA): $98,309.00