The Department of Energy released a study August 10 entitled, “2011 U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry.” The report examines the nation’s ability to produce a billion dry tons of biomass resources annually for energy uses without using other vital U.S. farm and forest products, such as food, feed, and fiber crops. The biomass energy resources cited in the study could be used to create renewable biofuels and biopower. The data from the report will be used by the public and private sectors to help advance the bioenergy industry and will help support the Obama Administration’s mission in expanding renewable energy and alternative fuels for motor vehicles.