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NARA introduces webinar series

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The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) is concluding its final year under the contractual terms with the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Many of the outputs generated from this project are recorded in peer-reviewed journals or documents in various NARA reports.

Another format used to rapidly introduce NARA outputs to a wide audience is through webinars. In October 2015, NARA launched a …more

Wood to biofuel webinar series offered

The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) will provide a Wood-to Biofuel webinar series that presents recent findings relating to the use of post harvest forest residuals (material left in slash piles) to produce alternative biofuels for jet aircraft and other co-products.

Five webinars are set for the month of October to celebrate National Bioenergy Day on October 21st. Additional seminars will be scheduled and posted within the following months.

Participants may register and learn more at https://nararenewables.org/features/webinar-series

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Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) Wood-To-Biofuels Webinar Series

To disseminate NARA research findings,  a Wood-To-Biofuel Webinar series will be offered summarizing the research and results of converting slash to fuel and of the sustainability analyses.

The webinar series will start in October which is the month of National Bioenergy Day on October 21. Following are five webinars hosted in the month of October.

Estimating Forest Residue for Biomass Production

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 1pm (PDT) & 4pm (EDT)

By Kevin Boston, Associate Professor, Oregon State University

The webinar will begin by describing …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 existing ones.

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Webinar on liquid depot design April 29th

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). Previously the IDX team identified ideal locations for sites to develop an economical supply chain in the 4 State region.   The current work is developing a sample site design for a liquid depot for processing forest residuals …more

NARA Life Cycle Assessment webinar available

Overall scope for LCA of woody biomass to bio-jet fuel. Image taken from 2014-15 webinar 5 at:https://teachingadventurelearningatmoss.wordpress.com/media-archive/
Overall scope for LCA of woody biomass to bio-jet fuel. Image taken from 2014-15 webinar 5 at:https://teachingadventurelearningatmoss.wordpress.com/media-archive/

The NARA Education team provides webinars to high school teachers and their students to help them prepare for the Imagine Tomorrow competition. Many of these webinars are given by NARA researchers and …more

Webinars for educators highlight NARA’s environmental sustainability research

Washington State University graduate student Ross Wickham measures streambed particles.
Washington State University graduate student and NARA researcher Ross Wickham measures streambed particles.

NARA’s Education Team partners with high school teachers in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana to help them prepare student teams to participate in the Imagine Tomorrow competition. This partnership encourages new high school teams to enter the event and helps transfer NARA research to …more

NARA soil productivity research update

Test plot at LTSP site in Springfield, OR: no residual removal
Test plot at LTSP site in Springfield, OR: no residual removal

Dr. Scott Holub from Weyerhaeuser presented an update on research at the NARA long-term soil productivity site near Springfield OR. This presentation is part of a webinar series provided by the McCall Outdoor Science School and is used to bring NARA research directly to …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 Webinar: Site Selection for Infrastructure in NARA’s ForestResidual to Biofuel Supply Chain

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.

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