The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Biomass Program will hold its biennial Program Peer Review on June 27 and 28, 2011, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. The Program Peer Review will review the Biomass Program’s overall strategy, portfolio balance, and the results of the project reviews within each technology platform held earlier this year.
All programs in DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy conduct a peer review of their funded projects on an annual or biennial basis; the Office of Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Programs had their annual merit review in May.
The peer review process helps to ensure that the Biomass Program obtains independent assessments of the current research and development portfolio; the information generated through the peer review will be useful as the Biomass Program considers future funding and portfolio decisions. Additionally, the peer review meetings provide stakeholders the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in state-of-the-art biomass energy technology developments funded by the federal government.
The Biomass Program Peer Review is free and open to the public.