NARA is presently evaluating the NW OR and SW WA geographical region (MC2P) for a wood-to-biofuel supply chain analysis. A site selection analysis for the “nodes” has been completed. These nodes are classified as “solids” “liquids” and “integrated biorefinery”. Based on work done so far, suitable sites for solid, liquid, and integrated biorefinery depots have been identified in the MC2P region. Next step is to work with selected sites to conduct site specific design …more
McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) hosted the webinar. MOSS provides this webinar series to middle and high school teachers interested in training student groups to compete in the Imagine Tomorrow competition at Washington State University.
Providing regional teachers and students information concerning NARA activities fits with NARA’s goal to …more
NREL produced a map showing the amount of forest residuals produced from logging operations. The data is shown per county and is based upon the USDA, Forest Service’s Timber Product Output database, 2007.
Typically when trees are harvested for lumber and pulp, the limbs and branches (commonly termed “forest residuals”) are left on the forest floor or collected in slash piles and burned. If these forest residuals were used instead to produce products such as biojet fuel, what effect would that have on our environment and how can we manage the resource to ensure …more