US DoE launches webpage that “creates bioenergy production strategies”
RCR is designed to support applied research and pilot-scale projects for the production, harvesting/collection, supply logistics, storage, and preprocessing of biomass and wastes to feedstock, according to BETO.
BETO defines RCRs as carbon-based resources generated through photosynthesis (plants and algae) or through waste generation (non-recycled portions of municipal solid waste, biosolids, sludges, plastics, and carbon dioxide and industrial waste gases).
The subprogramme aims to responsibly optimise the use of each of these resources by utilising sustainability indicators such as land-use changes, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, resource conservation, wildlife habitat, fire mitigation, food security, social well-being, and water, soil and air quality.
The newly launched RCR web page is organised around the following activities: production and sourcing; logistics; feedstock-conversion interface; waste management technologies; environmental remediation; and carbon management.