7 U.S. Code § 8108 - Biomass research and development
There is established the Biomass Research and Development Board to carry out the duties described in paragraph (3).
Each agency represented on the Board is encouraged to provide funds for any purpose under this section.
The Board shall meet at least quarterly.
There is established the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee to carry out the duties described in paragraph (3).
The members of the Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the points of contact.
The Advisory Committee shall meet at least quarterly.
Members of the Advisory Committee shall be appointed for a term of 3 years.
The development of analysis that provides strategic guidance for the application of renewable biomass technologies to improve sustainability and environmental quality, cost effectiveness, security, and rural economic development.
Except as provided in subclause (II), the non-Federal share of the cost of a research or development project under this section shall be not less than 20 percent.
The non-Federal share of the cost of a demonstration or commercial project under this section shall be not less than 50 percent.
The Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of Agriculture may provide such administrative support and funds of the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture to the Board and the Advisory Committee as are necessary to enable the Board and the Advisory Committee to carry out their duties under this section.
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A prior section 8108, Pub. L. 107–171, title IX, § 9010, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 485, related to continuation of bioenergy program, prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 110–246. See section 8105 of this title.
2014—Subsec. (h)(1)(E). Pub. L. 113–79, § 9008(1), added subpar. (E).
Subsec. (h)(2). Pub. L. 113–79, § 9008(2), substituted “$20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” for “$35,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2013”.
2013—Subsec. (h)(2). Pub. L. 112–240 substituted “2013” for “2012”.
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