Regulatory barriers on agenda for biomass R&D committee meeting

By Erin Voegele | October 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will hold an opening meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on Nov. 15-16.

The meeting aims to develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products.

The tentative agenda of the meeting includes an update on USDA and DOE biomass research and development activities, as well as presentations from government and industry that provide insights on the regulatory barriers impacting bioenergy growth.

Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the committee. Additional information on how to attend the meeting and/or make oral statements regarding items on the agenda is available in a notice published in the Federal Register. Written statements may also be filed with the committee before or after the meeting. 

The committee currently includes more than 30 members, including those representing Archer Daniels Midland Co., Enerkem, Poet, BioAmber Inc., Drax Biomass, the Advanced Biofuels Association, BioFerm Energy Systems, and Genera Energy Inc. Additional information on the committee, including a full list of members and information on past meetings, is available on the Biomass Research & Development website.