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Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Panicum virgatum (switchgrass), Alcohol-to-Jet, Central East, Mar. 2017

posted on 2023-11-30, 07:50 authored by Robert Mitchell

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 (switchgrass), as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Central East region.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: Panicum virgatum_CE_Mitchell Update.xlsx.

    File Name: Panicum virgatum_CE_Mitchell Update.xlsx

    Resource Description: Feedstock Readiness Level evaluation of Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) in the Central East Region of the U.S.

  • Resource Title: FSRL Data Dictionary.

    File Name: Data DictionaryF2F2_0_2 (1).csv

    Resource Description: Data dictionary describing the format and entry of data for Feedstock Readiness Level evaluations.


U.S. Department of Transportation,

Federal Aviation Administration,


Data contact name

Lewis, Kristin

Data contact email


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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



  • Not specified

Geographic location - description

Central East United States

ISO Topic Category

  • environment
  • transportation

Ag Data Commons Group

  • Farm 2 Fly

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

bioenergy; fuels; feedstocks; Midwestern United States; Panicum virgatum; fuel production; aviation; alternative fuels; complement

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Mitchell, Robert (2016). Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Panicum virgatum (switchgrass), Alcohol-to-Jet, Central East, Mar. 2017. Ag Data Commons.

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