This is the final project meeting of a five-year, $5.3 million Biomass Research and Development Project (BRDI) funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and led by the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. The event includes over 30 participants from RMRS, partner universities, and private businesses.
The project is focused on three broad technical areas of biomass research and development: feedstock development, biofuels and biobased products development, and biofuels development analysis. Specific research topics range from biomass harvesting operations and logistics to thermochemical conversion technology to bioproducts development. There are also strong components of the project focused on the social, environmental and economic impacts of both biomass harvesting and the production of bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts.
At the meeting, individual researchers will present their findings, accomplishments and outcomes in the following technical areas, which are summarized in Part 1 and Part 2 of an RMRS Science You Can Use Bulletin: