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Collecting, processing and transporting forest residuals at the lowest cost

Image from paper showing potential transport and processing choices.
Image from Zamora-Cristales et al. (2014) paper showing potential transport and processing choices.

One of the biggest economic challenges to using forest residuals as a feedstock for biofuel production is the cost of residue collection, processing and transport. Based on NARA’s preliminary analysis, nearly 18% of the manufacturing cost for biojet fuel is associated …more

IDX Webinar: Site Selection for Infrastructure in NARA’s ForestResidual to Biofuel Supply Chain

The IDX team at Washington State University has been tasked with evaluating the NARA 4-state region (Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho) to determine optimal locations for infrastructure to support the NARA biofuel supply chain (conversion of forest residuals to bio-jet fuel and co-products). The IDX team will present optimal locations for depot (for collection and processing of feedstock and/or production of sugars) and conversion sites (pretreatment of feedstock and conversion to bio-jet fuel) in each market region.

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Gov. Inslee announces grant to study producing heating oil and charcoal from forest waste

A news release issued from the Washington State Governor’s office

September 30, 2014

Media Contact:

Jaime Smith
Office of the Governor

Nearly $1.4 million has been awarded this year for nine projects targeting clean energy development across the state

OLYMPIA, WA — As part of his statewide climate tour, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia Community College today where he announced a …more