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May 27, 2016

Meeting Of The Biomass Research And Development Technical Advisory Committee Announced


On May 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The purpose of the meeting is to develop advice and guidance that promote research and development (R&D), leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products. The tentative agenda covers:

  • An update on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biomass R&D activities;
  • An update on DOE, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), and Biomass R&D activities;
  • An update on the Biomass R&D Initiative;
  • An overview of the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI); and
  • An overview of the DOE Office of Science Biological and Environmental Research (BER) and Basic Energy Sciences (BES).

The committee is meeting in Washington D.C. on June 13, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EDT) and June 14, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT). Members of the public are welcome to observe and make oral statements, and must contact Elliott Levine at and Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220 or by June 6, 2016.