Today is Day 1 of Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities—Sustaining a Commitment to Bioenergy! This year, we’re trying something new. We’ll be live-tweeting the conference and providing live updates on Facebook via the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF), as well as right here on the blog.

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Check back in on the blog later this afternoon for a photo re-cap of Day 1, and tomorrow morning for Day 1 highlights from acting Program Director Valerie Reed.

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The Bioenergy KDF provides access to collaboration, data management, analysis, and visualization tools designed to support bioenergy infrastructure research.  The KDF integrates bioenergy spatial data with socioeconomic and industrial factors, facilitating informed decision making by providing researchers, policy makers, industry, and consumers a means to synthesize, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information in a spatially integrated manner. The KDF will be launching a brand new user experience later this year—visit now to learn more and join the community: .