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NARA students present findings for Olympic Peninsula biomass users

IDX student Destry Seiler describes liquids depot siting strategy during the IDX webinar November 16th, 2015.
IDX student Destry Seiler describes liquids depot siting strategy during the IDX webinar November 16th, 2015.

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

NARA students provide supply chain data for the Olympic Peninsula

IDX students observe collection and processing equipment for post-harvest forest residual in the Olympic Peninsula.
IDX students observe collection and processing equipment for post-harvest forest residual in the Olympic Peninsula.

Students enrolled in the Integrated Design Experience (IDX) course at Washington State University are showing people what a wood-to-bio-jet fuel supply chain might look like.

The IDX students are working on behalf of NARA …more

Students offer sugar depot designs for an existing pulp mill

Kate Shrosbree, a landscape architecture student at the University of Idaho, describes wastewater treatment designs.
Kate Shrosbree, a landscape architecture student at the University of Idaho, describes wastewater treatment designs.

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

Forest residual-to-biofuel facility site analysis available for Washington and Oregon

IDX students and mentors touring Weyerhaeuser’s Longview facility
IDX students and mentors touring Weyerhaeuser’s Longview facility

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

NARA webinar: facility site selection for the Pacific Northwest

Gloves on machine

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

IDX Students present findings and request stakeholder input

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