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Expansion of GLADIS for Modeling Next Generation Bioproduct and Bioenergy Market Logistics-Phase I

2018 USDA-NIFA Center Award


Principal Investigators and affiliations:

PI:  Dr. Michael Buser, Oklahoma State University
Co-PI: Dr. Rodney Holcomb, Oklahoma State University
Industrial Partner: Dr. Bill Carter, OK Small Business Development Center

Funded: $94,231

Start Date: 01/01/2018

End Date: 12/31/2018


The overall goal is to compile the information, economic models, and supply chain relationships needed for robust evaluation of a switchgrass bioenergy industry.



  1. Develop an integrated modeling framework for holistic data analysis informed by stakeholder input that links current feedstock growth, financial, sustainability, and environmental models.
  2. Computational evaluation of the economic models to identify high risk areas, potential production bottlenecks, and the most realistic implementation strategy.


Expected Outcomes

The primary expected outcomes are improved knowledge of switchgrass bioenergy logistics modeling and a concrete strategy to apply and disseminate the knowledge. This project will provide stakeholders with information and the best models to use for their specific situations and concepts for improving and/or developing new models.

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