Biomass Research and Development Committee to meet in August

By Erin Voegele | August 14, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Committee. The event is scheduled to be held Aug. 27-28 in Washington, D.C.

According to information published in the Federal Register, the purpose of the meeting is to develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products. The tentative agenda is expected to include an update on USDA biomass research and development activities, and update on DOE research and development activities, an update on the Biomass Research and Development Initiative, a panel on measuring environmental indicators and assessment, a panel on economic and bioeconomy market development, and a panel on biomass resource development.

Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the committee. Information on how to attend the meeting and/or make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda is available on the Federal Register website, along with instructions on how to file written statements with the committee. Minutes of the meeting will be made available for public review.