An association of bioenergy researchers, companies, and advocates that promotes education and research on renewable biomass energy and waste-to-energy systems.
Mission and Charter
BERA is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1982 by North American industrial, institutional, and university researchers interested in the development and commercial utilization of renewable, environmentally sound biomass energy systems.
BERA’s mission is to encourage biomass energy research in both the public and private sectors, and to facilitate information exchange, education, transfer of research from the laboratory to commercial use, and international cooperation on all facets of biomass energy (bioenergy). BERA educates the general public about the potential of biomass energyand enhances information exchange and coordination of research priorities within the technical and business communities.
BERA monitors federal biomass activities and provides testimony to the U.S. Congress on research funding priorities.
We do not give out grants or other financial aid.
BERA hopes to facilitate
National energy security
Independence from oil imports
Sustainable energy resources
Compliance with global climate initiatives
Partnerships among industry, universities, non-profit research organizations, government agencies and national laboratories
International research alliances
Objective state-of-the-art information exchange between government agencies, legislators and decisionmakers
Interested in promoting the use of bioenergy through education and better-informed Congressional representatives? BERA invites individuals and corporations to become active members.
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.