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CX-003709: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Economic and Environmental Assessment of Switchgrass Production on High-Fertility Soil and an Assessment of Anaerobic Digesters as an Intermediate Market
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.8, B5.1
Date: 09/16/2010
Location(s): Illinois
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

Illinois State University proposes to use federal funding to continue the efforts of the existing award and add 2 additional tasks. The tasks will consists of a corn/soybean assessment, a switchgrass assessment, pretreatment testing for low cost methods to enhance digestibility and methane production of switchgrass in digesters, and the evaluation of fertility treatments in high-fertility soil plots.