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 burning impacts on regional air quality. His work contributes to a key NARA deliverable: producing a life cycle assessment that compares the development and use of wood-based biofuels to fuels made from petroleum. You can view Cody’s poster here.
Katie Moore-Drougas, also a graduate student at the University of Washington, presented a poster that describes how they will evaluate tribal-federal partnerships as they relate to woody biomass removal. This work contributes to NARA research in determining biomass availability and federal policy on renewable fuels. You can view Katie’s poster here.