Advancing Bioenergy Technologies

The Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000, later amended by Section 9001 of the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA), established Biomass Research and Development Board, annual Initiative solicitation, and Technical Advisory Committee. The Biomass Research and Development Act was most recently reauthorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014. The Biomass Research and Development Board (Board) is an interagency collaborative composed of senior decision-makers from federal agencies and the White House, co-chaired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). USDA and DOE annually implement the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (Initiative),which consists of grants made available through FCEA Section 9008 and other programs. The Technical Advisory Committee (Committee or TAC) is an independent body that provides input to agencies regarding the technical focus and direction of the Initiative.

Recently released: the Federal Activities Report on the Bioeconomy. This report has been prepared to emphasize the significant potential for an even stronger U.S. bioeconomy through the production and use of biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. The report also delves into the wide-ranging, federally funded activities that are currently helping to bolster the bioeconomy.

For a listing of major recent and upcoming events, see the Events page.