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March 05, 2014

New Web Tool Tracks Bioenergy Legislation

With thousands of proposed bills floating through Congress every session, it’s difficult to keep track of legislation pertaining to a specific topic. To help the public, industry, and decision makers quickly and easily find legislation related to the production and use of biofuels, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) recently launched the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) Legislative Library.

Through the Legislative Library, users can track current and recent proposed federal legislation and filter search results by state, status, congressional session, and other factors. In addition to the Legislative Library, the newly revamped Bioenergy KDF has tools and applications, maps, and other resources related to bioenergy production, distribution, delivery, and end use.

The Bioenergy KDF is part of BETO's overall efforts to transform the nation's renewable and abundant biomass resources into cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. See the complete EERE Blog.