U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Clean Cities

DOE to Host Biomass Program Peer Review in June

June 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Biomass Program will host its biennial Program Peer Review on June 27 and 28, 2011, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. The Program Peer Review will review the Biomass Program's overall strategy, portfolio balance, and the results of the project reviews within each technology platform held earlier this year. All programs in DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy conduct a peer review of their funded projects on an annual or biennial basis.

The peer review process helps to ensure that the Biomass Program obtains independent assessments of the current research and development portfolio through a rigorous, transparent, and time-proven process. The information generated through the peer review will be useful as the Biomass Program considers future funding and portfolio decisions. Additionally, the peer review meetings provide stakeholders the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in state-of-the-art biomass energy technology developments funded by the federal government.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Biomass Program partners with industry, academia, and our national laboratories on a balanced portfolio of research, development, and demonstration to transform the nation's renewable and abundant biomass resources into cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower.

To view the PowerPoint presentations and abstracts from the project reviews held earlier this year, please visit the presentation page of the Biomass Program Peer Review Portal.

Registration

The Biomass Program Peer Review is free and open to the public. Please register in advance to ensure your place.

For those who cannot attend in person, the reviews will also be available via webinar. Space for the webcast is limited, so register early to guarantee a spot.