The Energy Department Office of the Inspector General, in its September 12 audit Follow-Up Audit of the Department of Energy’s Financial Assistance for Integrated Biorefinery Projects, followed department investments in biorefineries to date. The report suggested the failure to meet production goals was tied to poor market conditions, poor financial conditions, and a lack of technical readiness for commercial development. The Inspector General recommended the agency validate biomass technology before awarding funding and implement peer review processes. The audit is attached.