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  • The Bioeconomy Initiative:

    IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK

  • OFFICIAL DISCLAIMER The Bioeconomy Initiative: Implementation Framework is a product of interagency collaboration under the Biomass Research and Development Board and does not establish any new or explicitly reflect United States Government policy. This report is not a policy or budget document, and it does not

    commit the federal government to any new activities or funding.

  • The Bioeconomy Initiative: Implementation Framework | iii

    Table of Contents Acronyms and Abbreviations .................................................................................................. v

    Foreword .................................................................................................................................. vi

    The Biomass Research and Development Board ..............................................................................vi Purpose of The Bioeconomy Initiative: Implementation Framework ..........................................vi

    Executive Summary ............................................................................................................... vii

    1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 1

    1.1 Overview of the Bioeconomy Initiative ......................................................................................1 1.2 Purpose of the Implementation Framework .............................................................................3 1.3 Background ....................................................................................................................................4 1.4 Developing the Implementation Framework .............................................................................5

    2 Maximizing Interagency Coordination ............................................................................... 7

    2.1 Roles and Responsibilities ............................................................................................................8 2.2 Structure and Management of the Bioeconomy Initiative ........................................................9

    3 The United States’ Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industries .................................................. 10

    3.1 State of the Bioenergy Industry ....................................................................................................10 3.2 State of the Bioproducts Industry.................................................................................................11

    4 Innovating Across the Supply Chain—R&D Priority Areas ............................................... 13

    4.1 Knowledge and Technology Gaps ...............................................................................................13 4.2 Critical Research Areas .................................................................................................................14 4.3 Algae R&D ......................................................................................................................................16 4.3.1 Current Capabilities ..................................................................................................................16 4.3.2 Knowledge and Technology Gaps ...........................................................................................16 4.3.3 Ongoing and New Actions for Algae R&D ............................................................................17

    4.4 Feedstock Genetic Improvement R&D .......................................................................................18 4.4.1 Current Capabilities ..................................................................................................................18 4.4.2 Knowledge and Technology Gaps ...........................................................................................20 4.4.3 Ongoing and New Actions for Feedstock Genetic Improvement R&D .............................22

    4.5 Feedstock Production and Management R&D ..........................................................................23 4.5.1 Current Capabilities ..................................................................................................................23 4.5.2 Knowledge and Technology Gaps ..........................................................................................25 4.5.3 Ongoing and New Actions for Feedstock Production R&D ..............................................25

    4.6 Feedstock Logistics R&D ..............................................................................................................28 4.6.1 Current Capabilities ..................................................................................................................28 4.6.2 Knowledge and Technology Gaps ...........................................................................................28 4.6.3 Ongoing and New Actions for Feedstock Logistics R&D ....................................................30

    4.7 Conversion R&D ............................................................................................................................32 4.7.1 Current Capabilities ..................................................................................................................32 4.7.2 Knowledge and Technology Gaps ...........................................................................................33 4.7.3 Ongoing and New Actions for Conversion R&D..................................................................34

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    4.8 Transportation, Distribution Infrastructure, and End-Use R&D ............................................35 4.8.1 Current Capabilities ..................................................................................................................35 4.8.2 Knowledge and Technology Gaps ...........................................................................................36 4.8.3 Ongoing and New Actions for Transportation, Distribution Infrastructure, and End-Use R&D ..............................................................................................................................38

    4.9 Analysis R&D ..................................................................................................................................41 4.9.1 Current Capabilities ..................................................................................................................41 4.9.2 Knowledge and Technology Gaps ...........................................................................................42 4.9.3 Ongoing and New Actions for Analysis R&D .......................................................................43

    4.10 Sustainability R&D .......................................................................................................................45 4.10.1 Current Capabilities ................................................................................................................45 4.10.2 Knowledge and Technology Gaps .........................................................................................46 4.10.3 Ongoing and New Actions for Sustainability R&D ............................................................46

    5 Implementing the Bioeconomy Initiative—Fundamental Actions ..................................... 49

    5.1 Knowledge Sharing ........................................................................................................................49 5.1.1 Introduction and Approaches ..................................................................................................49 5.1.2 Planned Actions.........................................................................................................................49

    5.2 Stakeholder Engagement ...............................................................................................................50 5.2.1 Introduction and Approaches ..................................................................................................50 5.2.2 Planned Actions ........................................................................................................................51

    5.3 Technology Transfer .....................................................................................................................53 5.3.1 Introduction and Approaches ..................................................................................................53 5.3.2 Planned Actions.........................................................................................................................54

    5.4 Industry Partnerships ....................................................................................................................55 5.4.1 Introduction and Approaches ..................................................................................................55 5.4.2 Planned Actions.........................................................................................................................56

    5.5 Project Finance ...............................................................................................................................56 5.5.1 Introduction and Approaches ..................................................................................................56 5.5.2 Planned Actions.........................................................................................................................56

    6 Measuring Success ........................