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Using northwest forest residuals to power a commercial flight

Image courtesy of Alaska Airlines
Image courtesy of Alaska Airlines

The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance is producing 1,000 gallons of iso-paraffinic kerosene to be bended and used in a demonstration flight anticipated in Spring 2016. This event, when completed, will represent the first commercial flight using alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals.

The development and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals provides …more

NARA’s Cumulative Report is available

Webpage for the NARA 2014-2015 Cumulative Report
Webpage for the NARA 2014-2015 Cumulative Report

NARA’s third Cumulative Report is now available online. The report describes research efforts and activities conducted during April 2014 to March 2015.

View the NARA Cumulative Report: April 2013-March 2014 here.

Cumulative Report content

The report is segmented into sections that relate to NARA’s five goals: Sustainable Biojet, Value Lignin …more

Students with the NARA Tribal Partnership Program (TPP) present at the Intertribal Timber Council, National Indian Timber Symposium

Sifford, C. et al poster
Sifford, C. et al poster

The NARA TPP provided research opportunities to Native American collage students interested in wood-based renewable energy. This year, two students presented their work at the Intertribal Timber Council, National InTimber Symposium at Coos Bay Oregon.

Cody Sifford, a graduate student at the University of Washington, presented a poster describing how they will assess slash pile …more

Educator conference scheduled on teaching bioenergy literacy: July 29th, Seattle WA.

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NARA member Facing the Future will host an educator conference on July 29th in Seattle WA.

Over the course of the day, participants will define energy literacy, consider the social, economic, and environmental impacts of different energy sources, learn about the development of aviation biofuels in the Pacific Northwest, and hear from experts in this field.

Participants will gain hands-on experience with several lessons from …more

Alaska Airlines, WSU partner to advance use of aviation biofuels

3 June 2015
Contacts
Ralph Cavalieri, NARA executive director, 509-335-4854
Michael Wolcott, NARA co-director, 509-335-6392
Bobbie Egan, Alaska Airlines media relations, 206-392-5134
SEATTLE – Washington state’s hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the tree limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest.

As the airline partner for NARA, Alaska Airlines intends …more

Alaska Airlines, WSU partner to advance use of aviation biofuels

 

Image courtesy of Alaska Airlines
Image courtesy of Alaska Airlines

 

SEATTLE – Washington state’s hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the tree limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest.

As the airline partner for NARA, Alaska Airlines intends next year …more