Skip to main content Skip to navigation


SAVE THE DATE: NARA will sponsor a Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products Conference in April 2014


It has been just over two years since the USDA invested $80 million to facilitate the development of a sustainable wood to biofuels and co-products industry in the northwest United States.  This investment created the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) and Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB): two projects with multiple partners focused on softwood and hardwood feedstocks respectively.

These …more

NARA Cumulative Report (8/11-3/13) is available for viewing


Front page of the NARA Cumulative Report
Front page of the NARA Cumulative Report

The NARA Cumulative Report: August 2011-March 2013 is available for viewing here.

This report provides a compilation of progress reports for each aspect of the NARA project covering project inception (8/11) through to March 2013. Progress reports are grouped into one of five project goals: Sustainable Biojet, Value …more

Western Forester Publication Highlights NARA

The summer issue (Vol. 58, no. 3) of Western Forester takes on a biomass theme. Two of the articles within this issue discuss NARA. In “No Hiding in the Woods: Biomass development Requires Engagement, Integration and Innovation”, Marcus Kauffman, Biomass Resource Specialist for the Oregon Department of Forestry, makes a case for stakeholder participation and highlights NARA’s involvement in developing a regional industry.

In “From Wood to Wing: NARA Works to Harness Woody Biomass for Aviation Biofuel, NARA Outreach …more