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Gevo’s Biojet Fuel Catches Air

5 June 2015 – Domestic Fuel

Gevo’s technology to convert wood waste to biojet fuel has achieved a breakthrough in its fermentation technology and will soon “catch air” as its soars in the sky in test flights. The wood waste is first converted to isobuanol and then converted into alcohol-to-jet fuel.

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Alaska Airlines to fly on wood-based aviation biofuels next year

4 June 2015 – Biofuels Digest

In Washington state, Alaska Airlines is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the tree limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest.

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Alaska Airlines turning to tree power

3 June 2015 – Juneau Empire

Alaska Airlines and Washington State University are teaming up to explore the use of biofuels made from forest residuals, such as tree limbs and branches leftover from forest harvests, to power aircraft.

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Alaska Airlines, WSU partner to advance use of aviation biofuels

3 June 2015 – WSU News

Washington state’s hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the tree limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest.

Students Present Wood to Biofuels Design

29 April 2015 – Domestic Fuel

Students at Washington State University have developed facility site designs for a potential liquid depot to process wood from slash piles in the Pacific Northwest. The liquid sugar can be used to produce chemical products including biofuels. Designs and findings were presented in a webinar. The students work together on real-world projects while attending the Integrated Design Experience (IDX) course that includes undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors at WSU …more

Students present designs for forest waste facility

23 April 2015 – WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Students at Washington State University have developed facility site designs for a potential liquid depot to process wood from slash piles in the Pacific Northwest. The liquid sugar can be used to produce chemical products including biofuels. Designs and findings will be presented in a webinar at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.Participants may register at http://goo.gl/BqwO0C and sign in with the webinar at https://sites.google.com/a/idexstudio.org/class/live.

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WSU honored for strengths in clean technology

19 November 2014 – WSU News

Washington State University was among three finalists for the first CleanTech Achievement award granted by Washington’s CleanTech Alliance on Wednesday. “Clean technology and WSU’s mission go hand in hand,” said Ralph Cavalieri, associate vice president for alternative energy at WSU. “We are honored by this recognition, which is a testament to WSU’s long history of anticipating and responding to the increasing local and global need for renewable energy and other clean technologies.”

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Students present potential biorefinery sites

12 November 2014 – WSU News

Students at Washington State University have assessed possible sites for biorefineries and other facilities in the Pacific Northwest for processing wood from slash piles into jet fuel and other products. The group will present its findings in a webinar at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19.

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