WASHINGTON, DC - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman today announced the appointment of six new members and the reappointment of one member to serve on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee for a term of three years.
Committee members assist USDA and DOE in meeting important national goals of a healthier rural economy and improved national energy security.
Committee members provide expert advice on strategic planning; the technical focus and direction of requests for proposals issued under the biomass initiative; procedures for reviewing and evaluating proposals for funding; and encouraging closer collaboration among federal and state agencies, industry and growers. The Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee was established by the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000.
Newly appointed members include:
SOURCE: USDA news release.