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Feedstock Readiness Level Evaluations Summary Table v4.0

posted on 2023-12-14, 14:12 authored by Kristin LewisKristin Lewis

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 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. Evaluation scores are explained in the FSRL Checklist and Template available on the NAL Ag Data Commons - scores range from 1 to 9, with higher values indicating greater maturity of the feedstock in each area of assessment (production, market development, policy evaluation and compliance, and linkage to conversion efficiency). The overall score reflects the lowest maturity area within the four assessment areas.

Summary data files of the compiled evaluations will be added to the repository on a quarterly basis, and are cumulative (the last quarter will contain the compiled evaluation results from the entire year). To access the newest evaluations that are not yet included in the most recent compilation, visit the Farm 2 Fly program page to view all datasets. The date of update/submission is indicated in the title of the file.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: FSRL Summary Table Data Dictionary.

    File Name: Data Dictionary Summary Table FSRL 2.csv

    Resource Description: Data dictionary describing the format and entry of data for the FSRL evaluations summary table.

  • Resource Title: Feedstock Readiness Level Evaluations Summary Table v4.0 - Q1&2.

    File Name: FSRL_Evaluations_Summary_Table_Q2_2018.csv

    Resource Description: As of June 2018: This document summarizes all available databases on the Farm2Fly repository at the Ag Data Commons to enable users to find, identify, and compare among evaluations. Contains graph and grid-enabled data for data visualization. Categories for comparison include Feedstock, Process, and Region, crossed with Ratings for Production, Market, Policy, Linkage, and Overall Score. Ratings are based on the Feedstock Readiness Level scale (1-9), with higher values indicating greater maturity of the process. The Overall Score reflects the least mature of the four assessment areas within a given evaluation.


U.S. Department of Transportation,

Federal Aviation Administration,


Data contact name

Lewis, Kristin

Data contact email


Ag Data Commons

Intended use

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.

Use limitations

These evaluations are based on individual assessments at a given time and location and are not necessarily definitive or exhaustive.

Temporal Extent Start Date


Temporal Extent End Date



  • Not specified

Geographic location - description

United States

ISO Topic Category

  • environment
  • transportation

Ag Data Commons Group

  • Farm 2 Fly

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

bioenergy; fuels; feedstocks; market development; policy analysis; compliance; complement; farms; data collection; corn stover; fuel production; Midwestern United States; alternative fuelds; Zea mays; Panicum virgatum; United States; sweet sorghum; Andropogon gerardii; Sorghum bicolor; perennials; grasses; energy

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Lewis, Kristin C. (2018). Feedstock Readiness Level Evaluations Summary Table v4.0. Ag Data Commons.