Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS)

Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS) led by the University of Tennessee is using switchgrass and woody biomass to produce gasoline, butanol, and aviation fuel.

IBSS demonstrates real-world solutions towards economically and environmentally sustainable production and conversion of biomass-to-biofuel in the southeast United States. This Partnership is helping to meet the USDA goal of producing almost 50% of the next generation of biofuels in the southeast, while supporting robust and innovative research, education and extension activities. IBSS is developing pathways to successfully produce sustainable biofuels and bioproducts from pine, poplar, eucalyptus, and switchgrass feedstocks.