As part of our long-term research efforts we investigate the sustainability of cellulosic biofuels through the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC). Our focus is on understanding the ecosystem services provided by alternative biofuel cropping systems – services that include both the fuel itself as well as environmental assets such as habitat for beneficial insects and soil carbon sequestration.
See the KBS LTER website at www.lter.kbs.msu.edu for information on GLBRC research, upcoming events, and links to available handouts. The GLBRC field research site is available for guided tours for classes, professional groups, and others wishing to know more about GLBBRC research and how it is conducted. For tours please contact Dennis Pennington, Bioenergy Educator at GLBRC-Tours@kbs.msu.edu.