|Policy Status||In force|
•RD & D
•Biofuels for Transport
•Biomass for Heat
•Biomass for Power
|Policy Sector||•Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Description||The United States and the People's Republic of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in December 207 to promote further research into and greater use of biomass. The MOU was signed by the US Department of Energy and Department of Agriculture, together wtih China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
The MOU outlines a variety of tasks for cooperative efforts between the two countries, focusing on the exchange of scientific, technical, and policy information on biomass production and its conversion into biofuels and biobased products and chemicals.
The three agencies will form a Joint Working Group to oversee the effort, and one of its first tasks will be to establish a consistent method of assessing biomass resources in both countries.