On March 8, 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 (R&D) Technical Advisory Committee. The meeting will take place March 30-31, 2017, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, and will focus on developing advice and guidance that promotes 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, the Biomass Research and Development Initiative, and other biomass related R&D programs. Stakeholders interested in attending the meeting and/or presenting oral comments should contact Dr. Mark Elless (Mark.Elless@EE.Doe.Gov) and Roy Tiley at (rtiley@bcs-hq.com) 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.