Biomass Research and Development


Energy - Alternative

Subsidy Type


Committees of Jurisdiction

Senate Agriculture Committee

$3 FY 16 Budget Score (in mil.)
$24 FY 16-25 Budget Score (in mil.)

The Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) provides grants to companies, universities, and government research centers to research, develop and demonstrate new ways to refine various feedstocks into biofuels or biobased chemicals and products. The program, originally created in the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000, was later modified and extended in the 2002, 2008, and 2014 farm bill energy titles.

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