Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Juniperus (juniper), Alcohol-to-Jet, Northwest, Sept. 2016

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 Juniperus spp. (juniper), as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Northwest region.

Farm2fly Program

Product system model for distributed renewable syngas production

This product system model represents the generation of two co-products from forest or wood product mill operation residues using the Tucker Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Thermochemical conversion process. The two co-products are a synthesis gas (syngas) and biochar (a form of charcoal made from woody biomass via pyrolysis, used as a soil amendment, and under investigation as an approach to carbon sequestration to produce negative carbon dioxide emissions). Data for this process were collected in St. Regis, Montana and Locust, NC, where the Tucker RNG conversion process has been tested and demonstrated.

Life Cycle Assessment program

Unit process data for Rapeseed production in the U.S. wheat belt

Unit processes represent wheat-wheat-fallow and wheat-wheat-rapeseed crop production simulations that illustrate using the IPCC (Tier 1) method for calculating changes in soil C and the roundtable on sustainable biomaterials (RSB) method for estimating N2O emissions in different locations for the use in modeling the crop production portion of the HRJ lifecycle. Data are archived in a SimaPro .csv file, which can be imported into various life cycle assessment modeling tools.

Life Cycle Assessment program

GRACEnet (Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network)

The GRACEnet (Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network) and REAP (Renewable Energy Assessment Project) research programs were initiated by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS). A major product of these programs is a database with greenhouse gas fluxes, soil carbon stocks, biomass yield, nutrient, and energy characteristics, and land management information for cropped and grazed systems. The data include site descriptors (e.g., weather, soil class, spatial attributes), experimental design (e.g., factors manipulated, measurements performed, plot layouts), management information (e.g., planting and harvesting schedules, fertilizer types and amounts, biomass harvested, grazing intensity), and measurements (e.g., soil C and N stocks, plant biomass amount and chemical composition). Registered users can query and download data from the Web-accessible application.

Agroecosystems & Environment

Tenderfoot Research Project: Fuel loading and postburn tree mortality data

This product contains fuel loading, overstory tree mortality and burn severity data associated with the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest Vegetative Treatment Research Project between 2000 and 2009. The project is located on the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest (TCEF) which is north of White Sulphur Springs,…

Ag Data Commons

Fire atlas for the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

This fire atlas includes all 1972-2012 wildland fires at least 20 hectares (ha) or 50 acres in size that occurred within or intersected the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness (Montana and Idaho). There are two main components of this fire atlas; the first being a fire history shapefile…

Ag Data Commons