A look at the numbers that shape the world in which NARA works.
680M Tons In the U.S, it is estimated that 680 million tons of biomass annually could be sustainably harvested by 2030. This amount could be converted to 54 billion gallons of cellulosic biofuel.
4% Liquid biofuels provided about 2.7% of global and 4% of the United States road transport fuels in 2010.
2.5B Gallons The Air Force uses approximately 2.5 billion gallons of aviation fuel per year and is the largest fuel consumer in the federal government.
2016 By 2016, the Air Force has a goal to cost competitively acquire 50% of the Air Force’s domestic aviation fuel requirement via an alternative fuel blend in which the alternative component is derived from domestic sources produced in a manner that is greener than fuels produced from conventional petroleum.
1.3 million The 2012 Washington Forest Biomass Supply Assessment indicates that 1.3 million bone dry tons of residual woody biomass was available in 2010 after Washington State timber harvest.
865 million In the Pacific Northwest, commercial and military aircraft use 865 million gallons of jet fuel annually. Expected to increase by 1 billion gallons over the next 20 years.
2011 2011 - first ever transatlantic flight using biofuels (mix of traditional kerosene jet fuel and camelina-based biofuel).
47% 47 percent-increase in the price of jet fuel from last year, according to Keith Loveless, vp with Alaska Airlines (June, 2011).
747-440 2008 - a Boeing 747-440 flew from Amsterdam to London using a fuel based on palm oil, the first commercial jet to use biofuel.
33% In the first quarter of 2011, jet fuel purchases made up 33 percent of costs for major U.S. airlines, surpassing labor costs (25 percent) as their single largest expense.