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Biofuels and Biomass Energy (bioenergy): H. More Specialized Web Resources

This Cornell University Albert R. Mann Library guide gathers disparate biofuels and biomass energy information resources in one place for convenient access and easy review. The primary focus is on resources produced in, or relating to, the United States.

Additional Specialized Web Resources

The following links are not presented in any particular order:   Cornell University

Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI)

Guides the multi-agency effort to coordinate and accelerate all Federal biobased products and bioenergy research and development. The Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000 (Biomass Act) [Pub. L. No. 106-224] requires cooperation and coordination in biomass research and development between the USDA and U.S. DOE.

California Biomass Collaborative provides information on availability of biomass and benefits of use

This farm energy website provides information on the Energy Title programs of the Federal Farm Bill and energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities that benefit farmers, ranchers and rural communities. The site is sponsored by the Environmental Law & Policy Center.

USECORN.COM, L.L.C. was established in 2007 as an information and technology platform providing news, programs, and other resources related to the biofuels industry.

Sponsored by the Farm Journal; includes a biofuels discussion group

Encourages investment in publically traded companies in biofuels; includes special reports

Clemson University Switchgrass Site

Oklahoma Bioenergy Center

I-FARM (crop, livestock, production, and biomass software)

University of Tennessee Office of Bioenergy Programs (maps of US biomass resources)

Renewable Energy Policy Project from the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)

Renewable Energy Vermont
Student Resources on Renewable Energy

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's selected links for students on biomass.

BP Web Site

The BP America alternative energy web site includes several useful links to background information on renewable and sustainable energy sources.

            National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service

US Forest Service Woody Biomass Utilization

            Biomass site for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Biomass Rules, a private web site by Dr. Mark Jenner, attempts to add “clarity and understanding to all things bio.” It’s a very interesting web site with a wide variety of very useful and current information.

Biofuel Review provides international biofuel news, updated daily (includes Twitter updates)

Biobased News used to be The Biobased Information SystemTM (BIS). focuses on a business savvy audience and offers the latest updates on university research, new product technologies, start-up businesses and research collaborations that are all part of the emerging Bioeconomy.

The Bio-based Energy Analysis Group, BEAG, was established in 2004 by the University of Tennessee Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Experiment Station.

Industry insiders comment about the cellulosic ethanol sector

Northeast Sungrant Program

Willow Biomass for Bioenergy SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY