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Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Biomass Consortium for Value-Added Products

MASBio is a USDA NIFA (The National Institute of Food and Agriculture)-funded project to promote sustainability and bioeconomy.

Learn More About This Project

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Biomass for Value-Added Products Consortium (MASBio)

A regional network of universities, businesses and governmental organizations dedicated to deliver a sustainable and economically feasible biomass in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.

MASBio is sponsored by:

  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • West Virginia University
  • ESF
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Penn State
  • USDA
  • UAS
  • Virginia Tech
  • West Virginia State University
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison


The ultimate goal of this project is to deliver a sustainable and economically feasible biomass for value-added products system in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. through implementation of the Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Biomass Consortium (MASBio). 

biomass crops

Feedstocks Production

Identify and demonstrate feasible and cost-effective approaches to soil amendment and feedstock production.

harvesting system

Harvest and Logistics

Demonstrate efficient and effective harvest and logistics strategies for an optimized supply chain.

computational analysis


Develop and optimize bioproduct conversion processes through collaborations with industry partners.



Evaluate the sustainability and human dimensions of the developed system.


System and Scale-up

Conduct system and scale-up analyses using robust artificial intelligence (AI)-based data analytics.


Engage the next generation of bioproducts leaders through education and internship programs.

biomass facility


Outreach and engage with entrepreneurs, stakeholders and business developers to promote bioeconomic development through integrated outreach programs. 

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