Achieving the national goal of reducing oil imports requires abundant biomass resources, reliable biofeedstock supply systems and innovative bioconversion technologies for producing bioenergy and biobased products. Biomass can be farm-grown trees, agricultural crops or residues, forestry residue, municipal wood residues, animal waste, fibers or anything organic that is available on a recurring or renewable basis.

Biofeedstocks can be stored and delivered as dry bales, bundles, chips, cubes or pellets and as wet chopped materials. The products created from biofeedstocks encompass liquid and gaseous fuels, chemicals, electric power, heat, building materials, plastics and many other items.