The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has updated the Web site for its Biomass Program and is seeking feedback from those interested in biofuels.

“Whether one is looking for the newest data on biofuels, responses to myths about corn ethanol or information on research projects, this site offers answers and solutions,” says Steve Ruh, chairman of the National Corn Growers Association’s Ethanol Committee. “The Internet has proved to be an important resource for growers and others, and the federal government appears to be doing all it can to maximize this potential.”

The Biomass Program works with industry, academia and national laboratory partners on a research portfolio involving biomass feedstocks and conversion technologies. Through research, development and demonstration efforts geared at the development of integrated biorefineries, the Biomass Program helps transform the nation's renewable and abundant biomass resources into cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower, notes Ruh.

Among the program's goals is focusing research and development efforts to ensure that cellulosic ethanol is cost competitive by 2012.

To review the updated Biomass Program, Web site, click here.