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 …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 …more
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 …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 Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) aims to facilitate development of an environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable wood-based biofuels and co-products industry in the Pacific Northwest. During 2013/2014, NARA will examine the biofuels supply chain potential in western Washington and Oregon.
NARA has named this supply chain study area the Mid Cascade to Pacific (MC2P) region. During 2012/2013, NARA examined the supply chain potential in western Montana, Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington and named this region the Western Montana Corridor …more