Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Building our Future with Bioenergy

Last week, I met with some of the brightest leaders in the Texas scientific community to lay the foundation for the Texas Bioenergy Research Committee. This committee of private, academic and state researchers will act in support of the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council, which I blogged about in December.

The committee will begin gathering research on the variety of Texas-grown feedstocks that go into the production of bioenergy. We will then examine engineering and logistical challenges to widespread adoption, cutting-edge research on the next generation of feedstocks and federal initiatives to promote the bioenergy industry.

You can learn more about the work of the policy council and research committee on the Texas Department of Agriculture's Web site www.TexasAgriculture.gov. Just look under “Most Popular Links.”

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