On March 18, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development (R&D) Technical Advisory Committee. 84 Fed. Reg. 9769. The meeting will take place in Arlington, Virginia, on March 27 - 28, 2019, and will include discussions on developing advice and guidance promoting R&D leading to the production of biobased fuels and products. The tentative agenda includes updates not only on DOE Biomass R&D activities, but also on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biomass R&D activities. Presentations from government and industry can also be expected to provide insight on the intersection of forest health and bioenergy growth. DOE will allow oral statements to be made during the meeting and will also be accepting written comments either before or after the meeting. Meeting minutes will be available for public review and copying on the Biomass Board’s website.