DOE schedules biomass committee meeting for March 8-9

By Erin Voegele | February 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for March 8-9 in Arlington, Virginia.

According to a notice posted 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 includes updates on USDA and DOE biomass research and development activities, as well as an update on the Biomass Research and Development Initiative. The meeting is also expected to include an overview of the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office 2016 budget, focused on new areas and activities, along with an overview of the 2016 budget, along with new areas and activities for USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Agricultural Research Service. In addition, the meeting is scheduled to include a presentation on biomass-related ARPA-E activities.

The notice indicates members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the committee. A summary of the meeting will be available for public review at the BR&D website following the event. More information on how to attend the meeting or make oral comments at the event is available on the Federal Register website.