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12 April 2015
NARA member receives approval for bio-jet fuel
The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) congratulates our fuels partner, Gevo, Inc. for ASTM International’s inclusion of Gevo’s alcohol to jet (ATJ) synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) into ASTM D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons). This inclusion makes Gevo’s ATJ-SPK eligible to be used as a blending component, up to 30%, in standard Jet A-1 fuel used by commercial airlines in the United States and in many other countries around the globe.
29 March 2015
May 3-4: Conference unites wood-to-biofuel industry
The second Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products Conference will be May 3-4 at the Seattle Airport Marriott. It will highlight research findings to promote collaboration among attendees to convert wood to biofuels. A unique track for K-12 educators will provide lesson plans to connect bioenergy to STEM education. Although the focus will be on regional efforts, a national and global perspective will be included.
6 October 2015
Wood-to-biofuel alliance to speak in Port Townsend, WA. Oct. 19th
The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) will discuss the feasibility of building a Pacific Northwest industry that uses post harvest forest residuals, branches and top left in slash piles, to make alternative jet-fuel and other bio-products.
1 October 2015
Starts Oct. 13: Wood to biofuel webinar series offered
The newest findings about using material left in forest slash piles to produce alternative biofuels for jet aircraft and other co-products will be presented in a series of five free wood-to-biofuel webinars in October.
18 August 2015
NARA member receives national award for STEM education
The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) has received a national award for advancing learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through projects addressing real environmental problems.
3 June 2015
Alaska Airlines, WSU partner to advance use of aviation biofuels
Washington state’s hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the tree limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest.
22 April 2015
Students design facility to convert forest residuals into liquid sugar, present findings April 29th
Students at Washington State University have developed facility site designs for a potential liquid depot in the Pacific Northwest. Liquid depots are intended to process forest residuals (wood from slash piles) into a liquid sugar. The liquid sugar can be used to produce multiple chemical products including biofuels. The group will present its designs and findings in a webinar at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April. 29.
17 November 2014
Students rank Northwest biorefinery and depot sites, present findings Nov. 19
Students at Washington State University have assessed possible sites for biorefineries and other facilities in the Pacific Northwest for processing wood from slash piles into jet fuel and other products. The group will present its findings in a webinar at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19.
5 February 2014
Conference Unites Emerging Wood-to-Biofuel Industry in Pacific Northwest
It has been just over two years since the USDA invested $80 million to facilitate the development of a sustainable wood to biofuels and co-products industry in the northwest United States. This investment created the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) and Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB): two projects with multiple partners focused on softwood and hardwood feedstocks respectively.
3 September 2013
Residual wood to jet fuel alliance holds annual meeting in Oregon
Researchers, educators, economists and business leaders will gather in Corvallis in early September to discuss progress made and future challenges to the development of a residual woody biomass to jet fuel and valuable co-products industry in the Pacific Northwest.
13 May 2013
Residual wood to jet fuel and value co-products alliance to hold first open house for interested stakeholders in western Washington and Oregon
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) will hold its first open house meeting for interested stakeholders in western Oregon and Washington. The purpose is to introduce the NARA project and leadership to stakeholders and establish a supply chain coalition in western Oregon and Washington.
9 May 2012
Students from throughout the Northwest bring new energy ideas to competition
More than 450 middle and high school students from throughout the Northwest, including first time participants from Oregon, Montana and Idaho, will present their creative solutions to society¹s energy challenges at Washington State University¹s Imagine Tomorrow competition.
11 April 2012
World industry leaders focus on biofuels, composites
Washington State University's International Wood Composites Symposium is collaborating for the first time with the Northwest Advanced Renewable Alliance (NARA) to present "Managing the Woody Biomass Supply Chain - Impact on Your Business"
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