Students enrolled in the Integrated Design Experience (IDX) course at Washington State University are working with NARA to explore potential solid and liquid depot sites in the Olympic Peninsula region. These potential depots would fit …more
In mid September, NARA conducted its 2015 Annual Meeting in Spokane, WA. This meeting marked the conclusion of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance Project’s fourth year, and the launch of its last year under the contractual terms with the United States Department of …more
Turning slash piles into valuable commercial products is an economic challenge; two significant economic hurdles are the cost to process and transport forest residuals and the capital costs needed to build new facilities or retrofit existing ones.
NARA is tasked with helping U.S. Northwest stakeholders identify depot and biorefinery site locations suitable for a developing industry that uses forest residuals to produce bio-jet fuel and valued co-products. To do this, undergraduate/graduate students in the Integrated Design Experience (IDX) course at Washington State University rank prospective sites …more
The IDX team at Washington State University has been tasked with evaluating the NARA 4-state region (ID, MT, WA, OR) to determine optimal locations for infrastructure to support a wood residual to biojet fuel and co-product supply chain. In the previous webinar, the region was evaluated based on regional assets leading to 35 potentially viable sites. This webinar will continue the previous work by providing site …more
The IDX team at Washington State University has been tasked with evaluating the NARA 4-state region (Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho) to determine optimal locations for infrastructure to support the NARA biofuel supply chain (conversion of forest residuals to bio-jet fuel and co-products). The IDX team will present optimal locations for depot (for collection and processing of feedstock and/or production of sugars) and conversion sites (pretreatment of feedstock and conversion to bio-jet fuel) in each market region.
NARA is tasked to provide a supply chain analysis for converting forest residuals to biojet fuel and lignin-based co-products within the northwestern United States defined within the Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana state borders. University students and their mentors, through the Integrated Design Experience (IDX) course, provide much of the work used to …more