6 October, 2015

Contact Information:
Laurajean Lewis, Jefferson County Extension Director, WSU | laura.lewis@wsu.edu; 360-379-5610
Vikram Yadama, NARA Outreach | vyadama@wsu.edu; (509) 335-6261

The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) will discuss the feasibility of building a Pacific Northwest industry that uses post harvest forest residuals, branches and top left in slash piles, to make alternative jet-fuel and other bio-products.

The event titled “Olympic Peninsula Community Stakeholder Meeting” will include an overview of the NARA project and of the specific actions planned for the Olympic Peninsula. There will be opportunity for questions and public feedback is encouraged. A poster session will follow. The event is free and open to everyone.

Led by Washington State University and funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) is helping to develop a sustainable industry in the Pacific Northwest that uses post harvest forest residuals to make bio-jet fuel and valuable co-products. NARA is providing tools and analyses that address the economic, social and environmental impacts associated with this emerging industry. The alliance includes public universities, government agencies, private industry and interested stakeholders.

The meeting will take place on Monday October 19th from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM at the Marina room located at the Port Townsend Port Authority offices on 380 Jefferson Street.

Light refreshments will be provided.