Biomass offers America a tremendous opportunity to use sustainable, domestic woody vegetation resources to help meet its power, transportation fuel, and chemical needs. The message is clear. America needs to use domestic bioenergy resources to
These objectives need to be reached in a way that is economically viable, environmentally sustainable, and socially acceptable. We must create new knowledge and make the best use possible of what we already know. We must be sure that we are getting the best scientific and technical knowledge into the hands of those who can make a difference. To be successful, we must build collaboration among several constituents, including the forest, energy, and agricultural communities, rural development entities, and various other key players in the environmental, political, and national security communities. The Wood Energy Community of Practice exists for that purpose.