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NARA soil productivity research update

Test plot at LTSP site in Springfield, OR: no residual removal
Test plot at LTSP site in Springfield, OR: no residual removal

Dr. Scott Holub from Weyerhaeuser presented an update on research at the NARA long-term soil productivity site near Springfield OR. This presentation is part of a webinar series provided by the McCall Outdoor Science School and is used to bring NARA research directly to …more

Conference Unites Emerging Wood-to-Biofuel Industry in Pacific Northwest

5 February 2014

Seattle WA – February 5, 2014 – The Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products Conference is set for April 28-30, 2014 at the Red Lion Hotel Fifth Avenue in Seattle Washington.

The conference website can be viewed here

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) …more

NARA researcher Xiao Zhang earns national award for biofuels research

Xiao Zhang
Xiao Zhang

NARA researcher Xiao Zhang received a $500,000 five-year Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award from the National Science Foundation to develop ways to convert lignin into long chained hydrocarbons that could be used for fuel. For more information, read the article posted in the WSU news.

Xiao’s team contributed greatly to NARA’s efforts to determine the variability among Douglas-fir trees …more