The Southeast Agriculture & Forest Energy Resources Alliance (SAFER) is committed to positioning the South as the national leader in the bioeconomy. SAFER works toward this vision by providing strategic leadership in advancing initiatives related to biopower, biofuels, and bioproducts. These initiatives focus on better policy, targeted research, efficient commercialization, and outreach and education.
The SAFER Alliance was formed in 2006 through an initiative of the Energy Foundation in conjunction with the national 25x’25 initiative to bring together representatives from across the bioeconomy landscape including organizations and individuals from the agricultural, forestry, conservation and environmental communities as well as researchers, industry representatives, grassroots organizations and other renewable energy champions.
In early 2007, the Alliance selected Southern Growth Policies Board as their management and fiscal agent. In 2008, SAFER merged with the Southern Alliance for the Utilization of Biomass Resources (SAUBR).