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Developing Low-Imput, High-Biomass, Perennial Cropping Systems to Support a Bioenergy Economy On Marginal Land at Higher Elevations


PI: Dr. Calvin Pearson (Colorado State University, Western Colorado Research Center)
Associate PI: Morgan Williams (Flux Farm Foundation, Research and Development)

Funded: $74,861

Start Date: 7/1/2011

End Date: 6/30/2014


Expected Outcomes:

  1. Establishing plots at all three locations
  2. Harvesting, soil sampling, and biomass sampling each year
  3. Obtaining and analyzing C and N data for each year
  4. Obtaining and analyzing economic data each year
  5. Performing a variety of outreach activities
  6. Converting biomass into biofuels at the Butanol Pilot Plant at Colorado Mountain College at Rifle once it is operational.
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