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Interagency Working Groups

The Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board oversees the Bioeconomy Initiative—a federal effort to develop and coordinate innovative approaches to expand the sustainable use of the nation’s abundant renewable biomass material and waste feedstocks, while maximizing economic, social, and environmental benefits.

The Bioeconomy Initiative: Implementation Framework (“Framework”) guides the BR&D Board member agencies in implementing the Initiative, laying out the most critical technological and scientific barriers to realizing the bioeconomy’s full potential, as well as the opportunities represented by a robust bioeconomy. 

The BR&D Board and Framework outline the current capabilities, knowledge and technology gaps, and ongoing and new actions for growing the bioeconomy across federal research and development priority areas. These areas align with federal interagency working groups (IWG) charged with achieving the goals in the Framework. 

BR&D Board IWGs

  1. Advanced Aviation Biofuels
  2. Algae
  3. Analysis
  4. Conversion
  5. Feedstock Genetic Improvement 
  6. Feedstock Logistics
  7. Feedstock Production and Management
  8. Sustainable Bioeconomy
  9. Transportation, Distribution Infrastructure, and End Use.