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Forest Concepts is proud to be among NARA cooperators and helped develop technologies and equipment to produce bio-jet fuel from forest residuals.
AUBURN, WA, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Forest Concepts is proud to be among industry cooperators that helped develop technologies and equipment to produce bio-jet fuel from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. The company is particularly honored to have processed a portion of the woody biomass feedstock that was converted to aviation fuel used today to power a regularly scheduled Alaska Airlines flight between Seattle and Washington, DC.
Forest Concepts played a supporting but important role in the NARA project to develop a technically viable pathway from abundant forest logging debris to fully certified aviation biofuel. The team at Forest Concepts advised and supported the NARA feedstocks development team. Forest Concepts’ engineers contributed wood chip milling and screening expertise to the development effort. The company’s pilot plant then mechanically processed and screened bulk forest biomass into uniform, small-sized, flowable feedstocks needed to make the wood-derived cellulosic sugars used by GEVO in their biofuel production process.