Scaling Up PERennial Bioenergy Economics and Ecosystem Services Tool

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SUPERBEEST is a free, online, geospatial tool under development to assist with decision-making regarding the adoption of perennial bioenergy crops in the Midwest, with the perennials integrated into marginal farmland currently in row crops (corn, soybean).

Current capabilities include the ability to identify and assess marginal farmland based on 7 economic or environmental marginality factors, and the ability to identify candidate locations for saturated bioenergy buffers. Future capabilities will include determination of the ecosystem services associated with a conversion to perennials and the estimation of the economics of that change.

The following download is an overview and tutorial.



October 2, 2023 – Help us improve SUPERBEEST!

Please fill out our questionnaire to provide feedback on how we can improve SUPERBEEST.

August 23, 2023 – An overview and a mini tutorial are now available

Please download the Tutorial for more information on SUPERBEEST.

August 7, 2023 – SUPERBEEST goes public

SUPERBEEST is now publicly available. A user’s guide is in progress. Check back for updates.

Related bioenergy and ecosystem services research by Argonne National Laboratory: