The Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance is an industry-led partnership with government and academia that holds the promise of reinventing the forest products industry through innovation in processes, materials and markets. The collaborative, pre-competitive research, development, and deployment supported through Agenda 2020 provide the foundation for new technology-driven business models that will enable our industry to meet competitive challenges, while also contributing solutions to strategic national needs. Initiated in 1994 in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to improve energy efficiency in the industry's manufacturing processes, Agenda 2020 is now organized as a membership alliance to accelerate research, demonstration and deployment of breakthrough technologies. Agenda 2020 is building on the continued success of its partnership with DOE to develop collaborations and partnerships with other federal, state, international and cross-industry organizations. The Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance is a Special Project of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the national trade association of the forest products industry.
For more information, visit www.agenda2020.org.
The Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) is an independent, national nonprofit organization that assists communities, schools and colleges, state and local governments, businesses, utilities, and others in making the most of their local energy resources through the development of sustainable biomass energy systems at the community level.
For more information, visit www.biomasscenter.org.
THE CLEAN FUELS DEVELOPMENT COALITION (CFDC) is 501(c)(6) non-profit organization that actively supports the increased production and use of fuels that can reduce air pollution and oil imports. Through four administrations and eight different Congressional delegations, CFDC has been building bi-partisan support in industry and government to foster a healthy national energy policy. CFDC works with all interested parties to support clean fuel regulations and new technologies that will help our country meet the ever changing and complex demands of our society.
For more information, visit www.cleanfuelsdc.org.
The Department of Energy Biomass and Biofuels Program works with industry, academia and laboratory partners on a balanced portfolio of research to transform our renewable and abundant biomass resources - including energy crops, agricultural residues, and woody materials - into cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower, ultimately establishing a viable, sustainable, biomass industry that enhances U.S. energy security, oil independence, and environmental benefits.
For more information, visit www.doe.gov.
The U.S. EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is a voluntary assistance and partnership program that promotes the use of landfill gas as a renewable, green energy source. Landfill gas is the natural by-product of the decomposition of solid waste in landfills and is comprised primarily of carbon dioxide and methane. By preventing emissions of methane (a powerful greenhouse gas) through the development of landfill gas energy projects, LMOP helps businesses, states, energy providers, and communities protect the environment and build a sustainable future.
For more information, visit www.epa.gov/lmop.
Strategic Biomass Solutions™ (SBS) builds on a rich history of working with renewable energy technologies, businesses and projects since 2002. SBS is supported by a team of experts who provide coaching to entrepreneurs for building technology-based businesses; access to early-stage capital; project feasibility modeling; and energy efficiency assessments. So if you are an energy entrepreneur seeking to grow a renewable energy company or develop a project, contact SBS and see how we can help you using our VentureCapitalTools. This toolset offers a comprehensive approach for addressing the technical, market and business aspects of a company in a way that maximizes the probability for success. Our Entrepreneurial Development team helps companies strategically guide their plans and actions for product commercialization.
SBS is also setup to help investors conduct due diligence on renewable energy projects, and is here to serve economic developers and help them understand these technologies as well develop strategies for their communities to attract such projects. SBS is primarily funded by the United States Department of Energy and managed by the Mississippi Technology Alliance.
For more information, visit www.technologyalliance.ms.
The USDA'S Office of Energy Policy and New Uses (OEPNU) assists the Secretary of Agriculture in developing Department policies, programs and strategies related to energy and biobased products. The Office coordinates USDA activities related to energy and biobased products within and outside the Department. The Office conducts economic analysis and evaluates policies concerning energy and the utilization of biobased products. Research is currently underway on producing renewable fuels and biopower from biomass and marketing biobased products. The Office is also involved in tracking energy use trends on crop and livestock farms.
For more information, visit www.usda.gov.