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Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Thlaspi arvense (pennycress), hydroprocessing (HEFA), Midwest, Jun. 2021

posted on 2023-11-30, 09:59 authored by Cristine Handel

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 2021, assesses the maturity of Thlaspi arvense (pennycress), as a feedstock for the hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) conversion process in the United States Midwest region.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: Thlaspi_arvense_HEFA_Midwest_pennycress_IPREFER_2021_06.xlsx.

    File Name: Thlaspi_arvense_HEFA_Midwest_pennycress_IPREFER_2021_06.xlsx

    Resource Description: Feedstock Readiness Level evaluation of Thlaspi arvense (pennycress) for HEFA conversion in the Upper Midwest region.

  • Resource Title: FSRL Data Dictionary.

    File Name: Data Dictionary FSRL.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


Temporal Extent End Date



  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage


Geographic location - description

Upper Midwest

ISO Topic Category

  • environment
  • transportation

Ag Data Commons Group

  • Farm 2 Fly

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

feedstocks; Thlaspi arvense; complement; fuels; esters; fatty acids; bioenergy; fuel production; alternative fuels; stakeholders; processing technology; Midwestern United States

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Handel, Cristine (2021). Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Thlaspi arvense (pennycress), hydroprocessing (HEFA), Midwest, Jun. 2021. Ag Data Commons.

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