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U.S. Government Websites
Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center
A division of the DoE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program.
Energy Information Administration
Primarily economic data, including "policy-neutral data, forcasts, and analyses," regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Major agricultural programs world-wide are included in their extensive statistics and news reports.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. Look for updated news under the specific program subpages. They also feature the educationally useful Glossary of Biomass Terms (https://www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/glossary).
National Science Foundation
See, especially, the Environmental Research and Education tab. Valuable resource for funding. Includes RSS feed.
A section of the EIA site dedicated to economics of renewable fuels.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
An excellent resource for current information--be sure to visit the "Newsroom."
USDA Biobased Products and Bioenergy Coordination Council
An information-sharing and funding source sponsored by the USDA's Agricultural Research Service.
USDA Economic Research Service (Bioenergy)
Market analyses; projections of commodity supply, demand, and retail food prices; and in-depth research on policy-relevant topics.
USDA National Resources and Environment
Links to major federal programs in bioenergy and biofuels.
U.S. Department of Energy (USDoE)
The U.S. government's primary department for all things energy-related, including bioenergy initiatives.
USDoE Joint Genome Institute
“Harnessing the power of information embedded in microbes and plants through DNA sequencing.” See their Bioenergy Research section for more.
USDoE Biomass Technologies Office
Information on government programs supporting biomass production and research, including what the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the 2009 stimulus package) offers for biomass researchers.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Provides extensive information on federal regulations and requirements governing industrial impact.