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NARA Annual Meeting 2013

Residual wood to jet fuel alliance holds annual meeting in Oregon

Ralph Cavalieri, NARA Project Executive Director,
Mike Wolcott, NARA Co-Project Director,
Charles Burke, NARA Communications and Publicity Director,

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers, educators, economists and business leaders will gather here in early September to discuss progress made and future challenges to the development of a residual woody biomass to jet fuel and valuable co-products industry in the Pacific Northwest.

Residual wood to jet fuel and value co-products alliance to hold first open house for interested stakeholders in western Washington and Oregon

13 May 2013

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) will hold its first open house meeting for interested stakeholders in western Oregon and Washington. The purpose is to introduce the NARA project and leadership to stakeholders and establish a supply chain coalition in western Oregon and Washington.

The meeting will be on Tuesday, May 21, in the multimedia classroom building VMMC, room 6, on the Washington State University Vancouver campus.

The meeting will be conducted in two …more

Students from throughout the Northwest bring new energy ideas to competition – NARA Press Release

PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 450 middle and high school students from throughout the Northwest, including first time participants from Oregon, Montana and Idaho, will present their creative solutions to society¹s energy challenges at Washington State University¹s Imagine Tomorrow competition.

This year the competition also will add a challenge category specifically focused on biofuels. The other categories are behavior, design and technology.

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, 119 student teams will compete for more than $100,000 in cash awards …more

World industry leaders focus on biofuels, composites – NARA Press Release

SEATTLE – World industry leaders in wood materials will gather in Seattle this week to discuss the role of woody biomass for production of biofuels in addition to composites. Emphasis will also be placed on the use of woody biomass for eventual production of jet biofuels.

Washington State University’s International Wood Composites Symposium is collaborating for the first time with the Northwest Advanced Renewable Alliance (NARA) to present “Managing the Woody Biomass Supply Chain – Impact on Your Business” on …more

$40M USDA Grant – NARA Press Release

PULLMAN, Wash. – Overcoming key obstacles that prevent wood-based jet fuel and petrochemical substitutes from being economically viable is the focus of a new $40 million project of the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance.

NARA includes a broad consortium of scientists from universities, government laboratories and private industry.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this morning announced that WSU and University of Washington each will receive a five-year, $40 million grant to help develop alternatives to petroleum-based …more