As reported in last week's update, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy put out a call for nominations for candidates to join the Biomass Research and Development (R&D) Technical Advisory Committee. The Committee meets quarterly, typically for two days, and advises DOE and USDA on the Biomass R&D Initiative. The Committee is looking specifically for engineers or scientists from non-federal government or academia; an individual affiliated with the biobased industrial and commercial products industry; and an individual with experience with agronomy, crop science, or soil science. The Committee is also interested in individuals with experience with biorefinery process engineering or biobased coproducts that enable fuel production. Nominations are due on August 14, 2015, and should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.