Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Description:The United States and the Peoples 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 Chinas 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.

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