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CX-006845: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Improving Production, Resilience, and Biodiversity of Perennial Grass Mixtures and Monocultures as Biofuel Feedstocks across Environmentally Heterogeneous Landscapes
CX(s) Applied: B3.8, B5.1
Date: 10/17/2011
Location(s): Colman, South Dakota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

The Department of Energy proposes to fund South Dakota State University (SDSU) to conduct biofuel feedstock productivity research using switchgrass to establish whether monoculture is more productive than polyculture in varying edaphic conditions. This research would be conducted on the 650 acre, SDSU-leased Prairie Farm located at 46786 232nd Street, Colman, South Dakota 57017.