OIT Times: Education Initiative Coming
March 21, 2000
A Bioenergy Vision, created with input from several industries, is currently under industry review and will be published soon. Technology roadmapping workshop sessions will be announced shortly as will plans for a formal compact signing. In addition, new projects addressing integrated bioenergy R&D and bioenergy analysis will soon be announced. For details, go to www.eren.doe.gov/bioenergy_initiative/.... The Agriculture Team will soon issue a solicitation to fund an educational initiative. Details are not yet finalized, but university projects will be funded that encourage multi-disciplinary research at the graduate level, including stipends for pioneering graduate students.... The Team budget has doubled for 2000, enabling it to fund additional high priority R&D projects from the Agriculture technology roadmap. The Team second annual solicitation will be announced shortly.... An important new study links the increased use of bio-based products and bioenergy to a decrease in greenhouse gases. Go to www.oit.doe.gov/news.shtml.