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Bio-Ride: Fuel Solutions for 30,000 feet

3 December 2015 – Northwest Mining and Timber

You’re flying comfortable at 30,000 feet, but you may not have noticed a significant problem with your airplane. Your plane is safe and comfortable, and no oxygen masks have deployed. Your seat is in its upright position, you can turn on your electrical devices, and your bags are stowed carefully under the seat in front of you. The real problem is your fuel.

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Alaska Airlines teams with tribes on producting avaition biofuel for 2016 demo

25 November 2015 – USDA Blog

The aviation biofuel was derived from twigs and small branches that would otherwise have been burned in slash piles after timber harvest. These forest residuals were provided by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe via the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance Tribal Partnership Program (NARA TPP).

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Tribal partnerships fuel sustainability avaiation

25 November 2015 – USDA Blog

The aviation biofuel was derived from twigs and small branches that would otherwise have been burned in slash piles after timber harvest. These forest residuals were provided by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe via the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance Tribal Partnership Program (NARA TPP).

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Fueling our Future, from wood to wing

23 October 2015 – USDA Blog

U.S. airline carriers collectively used more than 16 billion gallons of jet fuel in 2014. Given growing concerns over energy independence and the environment, commercial airlines are looking for secure and reliable alternative jet fuels that reduce global emissions.

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First-person exhibit celebrates Open Acess Week at WSU

1 October 2015 – WSU News

Stories about historic preservation, biofuels research, mycology and special education are among those that will be shared by faculty in a month-long exhibit celebrating open access that will open Oct. 19 at Washington State University.

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Wood to biofuel webinar series offered

1 October 2015 – WSU News

The newest findings about using material left in forest slash piles to produce alternative biofuels for jet aircraft and other co-products will be presented in a series of five free wood-to-biofuel webinars in October.

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Flying trees: Tribes part of renewable energy work

2 September 2015 – Valley Journal

Leftover tree parts from logging operations usually end up as piles of useless ash, but academic researchers and tribal forestry officials hope that recent projects will result in less waste and a possible energy market for local forest products.

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Alaska Airlines to complete flight powered by biomass

6 June 2015 – Washington Forest Protection Association

It was just a few years ago that a coalition of aviation companies and other stakeholders were banding together to figure out a way to fly jetliners on fuel made from woody biomass generated by Northwest forests. And it was also a few years ago that Washington State Forester Aaron Everett said at the annual meeting of the Washington Forest Protection Association that the state Department of Natural Resources is bullish …more