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NARA Northwest Advance Renewables Alliance

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NARA Works to Harness Woody Biomass for Aviation Biofuel

Featuring a broad alliance of private industry and educational institutions, the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) takes a holistic approach to building a supply chain within WA, OR, ID and MT based on using forest residuals to make aviation biofuel. The alliance is tasked with increasing efficiency for each supply chain step from forestry operations to conversion processes; creating new bio-based products; providing economic, environmental and social sustainability analyses; engaging stakeholder groups; and improving bioenergy literacy for students, educators, professionals and the general public.

NARA’s five teams

To meet its mission’s goals, the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance is broken down into five main areas of focus

NARA is led by Washington State University and supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30416 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.