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Infographics + Fact Sheets

June 2017

Wood to Wing | Environmental effects of using post harvest, residual biomass to produce wood-based jet fuel

June 2017

Effects of residual biomass harvesting on soil productivity

June 2017

Wood to Wing | The economics of a wood-based biorefinery in Longview, Washington

June 2017

Residual biomass harvesting and carbon

November 2016

From Wood to Wings

November 2016

NARA Flight

November 2016

Life Cycle Assessment Based Environmental Impact of NARA Biojet

November 2016

Biorefinery Economic Impact

November 2016

Education and Outreach Impacts Infographic

Creating Lasting Impacts for Our Future

August 2016

USFS NARA 2015 Briefing

July 2016

Micronized Wood Depot Fact Sheet

July 2016

Solids Depot Fact Sheet

July 2016

Liquids Depot Fact Sheet

July 2016

Integrated Biorefinery Fact Sheet

July 2016

NARA Resources

April 2016

NARA General Overview

Led by Washington State University and funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) is helping to develop a sustainable industry in the Pacific Northwest that uses wood residuals to make biojet fuel and valuable co-products.

April 2016

The 2nd Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products Conference

January 2016

NARA’s Investment in Biofuel Education

December 2015

Imagine Tomorrow 2016

July 2015

Northwest Forest Residuals to Power a Commercial Flight

June 2015

3rd Cumulative Report

April 2015

Supply Chain Regions

March 2015

NARA’s Tribal Partnership Program (TPP)

NARA partners with Northwest Native American tribes for economic and educational opportunities

October 2014

NARA Supply Chain

NARA is tasked to develop supply chain study areas for converting forest residue to biojet fuel and lignin-based co-products.

October 2014

NARA Supply Chain | Metric Version

NARA is tasked to develop supply chain study areas for converting forest residue to biojet fuel and lignin-based co-products.

September 2014


SURE participants participate in full time research for a summer (9.5 weeks) program, starting May 28 ending July 31, 2015 that provides laboratory, fieldwork and research skills in the broad area of biofuels research.

May 2014

Supply Chain Flow and Products

April 2014

NARA Education

The K-12 and graduate education efforts generate curriculum and support field experiences for a wide variety of students and educators- connecting schools and communities to NARA research as it emerges and building tomorrow’s bioenergy workforce. Through teacher professional development workshops, online curriculum, field experiences, interactive websites, onsite instruction and support for the Imagine Tomorrow problem solving completion, we serve educators and students at every level.

March 2014

Environmental Impact Assessments

January 2014

Bioenergy Literacy Programs

January 2014

Wood Chemical Composition & Products

Forest residues and urban wood waste create the base for NARA feedstock.

January 2014

NARA Feedstock – Wood Waste

Treetops and branches remaining on the ground after forest operations or accumulated as a result of natural disturbances such as storm, fire, insects and diseases. Nonhazardous painted, treated, and coated wood and wood products resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, or demolition of utilities, structures, and roads.

January 2014

NARA Key Accomplishments

We are advancing the development of renewable energy from sustainable forest byproducts such as slash piles and construction waste.

  • Converting wood residues from several Northwest tree species to primary sugars (used to produce aviation fuel) is at 90% conversion efficiency.
  • Douglas-fir trees can be selected in a manner that will enhance the properties that contribute to production of biofuel.
  • We developed models that help regional and local decision-makers navigate logistical hurdles in processing and transporting raw materials.

January 2014

Sulfite Pretreatment

Pretreatment is the process that breaks up wood’s structure to expose the polysaccharide complexes (cellulose and hemicellulose) present within so that introduced enzymes can hydrolyze the polysaccharides and liberate the simple sugars. Pretreatment also helps liberate the lignin from the cellulose and hemicellulose making it available for use in generating valuable co-products.

January 2014

Imagine Tomorrow 2014

How would you meet tomorrow’s energy needs? Bring your ideas to life. Teach lessons that last a lifetime. Support vital new thinking.

April 2013

Energy Literacy Matrix

We know that energy and biofuels literacy can be challenging to teach in the classroom. Energy concepts and applications are complex and holistic, and draw from all the major sciences: biology, ecology, chemistry, physics, math, Earth science, and environmental science. We also know that while researchers and educators have developed literally thousands of resources for teachers, it can be difficult to understand how resources can be used to teach different components of science, and how those resources link back to the state and national science standards that all schools follow.

March 2013

United States Forest Service/NARA Update

Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA): A Supply Chain to Aviation Biofuels and Environmentally Preferred Products

November 2012 – updated May 2013

NARA/AHB Comparison

As part of a national effort, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded two $40 million grants in fall 2011 to develop a sustainable wood to biofuels industry in the Pacific Northwest. These awards created two organizations — NARA (Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance) and AHB (Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest); both are collaborations between universities, government and industry.

June 2012

NARA Outreach

Our project is community based, and we want your personal and professional involvement. The outreach team serves as a 2–way conduit between NARA researchers and community stakeholders. Our task is to help link the knowledge in your communities with that of NARA research to build local and regional coalitions. Our ultimate goal is rural economic development through a sustainable biojet fuel and bioproducts industry.