Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) Evaluations

The Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluations repository is a catalog and archive of assessments of bioenergy feedstock development. The FSRL is a communication tool for evaluating production, market, and policy maturity of feedstocks for a particular use, specifically, alternative fuel production technologies. These evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress.

The evaluations are intended to be used for two purposes: first, to enable stakeholders to identify gaps where further research, development or investment may be needed to facilitate readiness of a particular feedstock for a given conversion process, and second, to allow parties interested in developing alternative fuel facilities to understand what feedstocks may be available in the near term in a particular region.

A tabular summary of the existing evaluations can be found in the Resources section below, within which you can link to individual reports. Individual reports are also listed below in Evaluations and/or can be accessed via the search function or by filtering for tags listed at left.

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Summary of FSRL Evaluations in the Repository – a table of available evaluations and results, with links to the original submissions (these can be found under “Evaluations” below).

FSRL Checklist and Report Template - This document provides the FSRL checklist and report template for performing a feedstock evaluation, as well as examples of a complete checklist and report to show what is expected. Instructions for performing an evaluation are located in the first sheet of the template. A completed FSRL evaluation can be submitted to info@caafi.org, and we will contact you for more information.

A Feedstock Readiness Level Tool to Complement the Aviation Industry Fuel Readiness Level Tool - This is a peer-reviewed publication on the FSRL tool.

Alternative Jet Fuel Readiness Level Tools for Alternative Jet Fuel – The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI®) website has the original FSRL and other fuel readiness tools for understanding and evaluating alternative jet fuel maturity.

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Data from: Comparative farm-gate life cycle assessment of oilseed feedstocks in the Northern Great plains

This MS Word document contains the oilseed feedstock farm-gate model inventories, results, and uncertainty analyses for the Northern Great Plains discussed in Moeller et. al 2017. Analysis was conducted using IPCC GHG standardized emissions. Methodology is detailed in the associated publication (doi: 10.1007/s41247-017-0030-3). The supplementary information contains the names of the ecoinvent inventories; oilseed yield, seeding rates, and fertilization rates per USDA crop management zone (CMZ); climate change, freshwater eutrophication, and marine eutrophication percent contributions ReCiPe results per CMZ; Monte Carlo uncertainty results per CMZ; and farm-gate energy balance analysis results per CMZ.

Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Herbaceous perennial grasses, Alcohol-to-Jet, Central East, Mar. 2017

Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. The data from this evaluation, compiled in March 2017, assesses the maturity of Panicum virgatum, Andropogon gerardii and Sorghastrum nutans, as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Central East region.

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Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Zea mays (corn stover), Alcohol-to-Jet, Central East, Mar. 2017

Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. The data from this evaluation, compiled in March 2017, assesses the maturity of Zea mays (corn stover) as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Central East region.

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Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Triticum aestivum (wheat straw), Alcohol-to-Jet, Northwest, May 2017

Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. The data from this evaluation, compiled in May 2017, assesses the maturity of Triticum aestivum (wheat straw), as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Northwest region.

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Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Populus (poplar), Alcohol-to-Jet, Northwest, May 2017

Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress.

The data from this evaluation, compiled in September 2016, assesses the maturity of Populus spp. (poplar), as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Northwest region.

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Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Triticum aestivum (wheat straw), Alcohol-to-Jet, Central East, May 2017

Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. The data from this evaluation, compiled in May 2017, assesses the maturity of Triticum aestivum (wheat straw), as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Central East region.

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Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Saccharum spp. (energy cane), Alcohol-to-Jet, Southeast, Jun. 2017

Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress.

The data from this evaluation, compiled in June 2017, assesses the maturity of Saccharum spp. (energy cane), as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States South region.

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Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Millettia pinnata (pongamia), hydroprocessing (HEFA), Southeast, May 2017

Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress.

The data from this evaluation, compiled in May 2017, assesses the maturity of Millettia pinnata (pongamia), as a feedstock for the hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) conversion process in the United States Southeast region.

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Feedstock Readiness Level Evaluations Summary Table v3.0

The table in this dataset collates the results of the FSRL evaluations listed under the Farm2Fly Ag Data Commons datasets to enable users to quickly identify, review, and compare available evaluations. Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress.

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Feedstock Readiness Level Instructions, Checklist, and Report Template for Evaluations

Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. This document contains instructions, checklists for crops and for woody materials and residues, and a template for the report, as well as examples.

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