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The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework

The creation of a robust, and advanced domestic bioeconomy is an important pathway for providing the United States with sustainable, low carbon, renewable energy alternatives. Imagine, for example, a transportation fuel made from an energy crop grown on marginal lands unsuitable for producing food, or even from algae or municipal solid waste. These biofuels could go directly into your car's gas tank, warm your house, or help power an airplane. With further research and development to produce these fuels sustainably and affordably, the bioenergy industry can provide home-grown alternatives for a transportation sector that is heavily dependent on oil.

The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) is an online data resource that provides access to the latest bioenergy research. In the KDF, you can:

  • Search the Bioenergy Library to find data sets and publications;
  • Explore key topics in bioenergy research;
  • Apply the multiple data specific tools to visualize, analyze, download, and export relevant data; and
  • Browse bioenergy-related models and tools.