On October 25, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) published a notice in the Federal Register regarding an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The meeting will take place November 15-16, 2017, in Washington D.C., and will focus on developing advice and guidance that promotes research and development (R&D) for the production of biobased fuels and products. The tentative agenda includes updates on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and DOE Biomass R&D activities, and presentations on improving feedstock supply chain cost and efficiency. Stakeholders interested in attending the meeting and/or presenting oral comments should contact Dr. Mark Elless (Mark.Elless@ee.doe.gov) and Roy Tiley (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least five business days prior to the meeting. Meeting minutes will be available for public review on the Biomass R&D website following the meeting.