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National Program 307: Bioenergy & Energy Alternatives
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NP 213 (formerly NP 307) 2008-2012 Action Plan

 

ARS bioenergy research both exploits opportunities and overcomes problems associated with bioenergy production; and integrates the needs of feedstock development, feedstock production, and biorefining (including biorefinery coproducts) into a single program that maximizes the impact of ARS research. Although ARS makes appropriate use of portfolio approaches to address the research needs of a diversity of bioenergy systems, the bulk of ARS research is focused on producing and biorefining cellulosic feedstocks. The best outcome from ARS bioenergy research would be to enable the integration of sustainable bioenergy production into existing U.S. agricultural systems without disrupting existing agricultural markets for food, feed or fiber. This desirable goal guides ARS plans in its Bioenergy National Program.

 

For the full text of the Bioenergy Action Plan (in pdf format), please click here.

 

 


Last Modified: 10/3/2012