The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC is a group of approximately 30 volunteers from industry, academia, nonprofits, and government and holds quarterly, public meetings.
Official functions of the TAC include:
Advising the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Points of Contact concerning the technical focus and direction of requests for proposals issued under the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) and procedures for reviewing and evaluating the proposals
Facilitating consultations and partnerships among federal and state agencies, agricultural producers, industry, consumers, the research community, and other interested groups to carry out program activities relating to BRDI
Evaluating and performing strategic planning on program activities relating to BRDI.
Nominations for new members are needed for the following categories in order to address TAC needs:
1. Expertise in the economics of biofuels and biobased products
2. Expertise in energy and environmental analysis
3. Expertise in agricultural economics.
Nominations for other expertise will also be accepted. New members would begin their 3-year term in early 2019.
The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2018. For more information and to submit a nomination, see the Federal Register notice.
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