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OSU Scientist To Play Key Role In Forest, Aviation Fuel Initiative

28 September 2011 – Oregon State University News & Research Communications

Two five-year projects to create aviation fuels of the future out of tree plantations and low-value wood products in the Pacific Northwest were announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and will provide $9.8 million in grants to researchers at Oregon State University.


U.S. gives $136 million for advanced biofuels research

28 September 2011 – Reuters

Nearly two-thirds of the money will go toward aviation biofuels projects in the Pacific Northwest, including efforts to develop a regional source of bio-jet fuel for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


UW, WSU to get $80M to develop biofuels

28 September 2011 – The Seattle Times

Washington’s two major public universities have been awarded $80 million in federal grants to kick-start a biofuels industry in the Northwest, with hopes of turning trees into fuel for jet engines and cars alike.