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  • Characterization and Potential Applications of Milled Wood Lignin Obtained from Sugar Depot Biorefinery Process 

    Zhang, Xiao; Ma, Ruoshui; Ling, Kuan-Ting; Wang, Peipei; (2016)
    This report aims at characterizing the structural properties of milled wood lignin and identifying its potential application.
  • Characterization of forest residuals for bio-jet fuel production 

    Marrs, Gevan (10/19/2015)
    Softwood feedstock samples collected throughout the Pacific Northwest have been characterized for carbohydrate, lignin, and extractives content. Some of the samples have received exhausting testing through pretreatment, ...
  • Clean Sugar and Lignin Pretreatment Technology 

    Gao, Johnway; Neogi, Amar (Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, 2014)
    In this report, researchers evaluate the use of wood milling as a pretreatment step for sugar hydrolysate production from Douglas-fir forest residuals.
  • Clearwater Basin Biomass Atlas 

    Akhadov, A.; Ding, L.; Johnson, D.; Lewis, K.; Merslich, K.; Nabahe, L.; Volkema, M. (University of Idaho, Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, 10/1/2011 )
    This atlas describes the assets within the Clearwater Basin, located in central Idaho, that can contribute to a supply chain using forest residuals to make chemical products like bio-jet fuel. Five categories of assets are ...
  • CO2 and Biofuel Transportation Adventure Race 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    In this lesson, students will be tasked with determining the best method of transporting slash from the environment to a pretreatment facility. Students will be given a choice of one of three transportation methods and ...
  • Community Economic Impact of Hypothetical NARA Woody Biomass Jet Fuel Refineries in the Pacific Northwest 

    Sasatani, Daisuke; Eastin, Ivan; (2017)
    This study used regional input-output analysis (I/O) to measure the economic impacts of the introduction of the biorefinery facilities in the Pacific Northwest that convert woody biomass into biojet fuel and co-products.
  • Conversion of Lignin to High Value, Large Market Products 

    Fish, David; Dallmeyer, Ian; Fox, Carter; Eatherton, Randy; Cline, Stephen; Casayuran, Chanel; Garcia-Perez, Manuel; Suliman, Waled; Haynes, Shakema; (2016)
    In this report, lignin, derived from the wood-to-biojet conversion process developed by NARA, is fully characterized and used to develop activated carbon products of commercial use.
  • Creating a research to classroom pipeline: closing the gap between science research and educators 

    Schon, Jennifer; Eitel, Karla Bradley; Hougham, Justin; Hendrickson, Danica (2015-01)
    As scientific research evolves information in (K-12) curriculum can quickly become outdated. New research can greatly change the way we teach about science topics and the content we want students to understand. Educators, ...
  • Decision support for forest harvest residue collection 

    Sessions, John; Zamora-Cristales, Rene (10/15/2015)
    Forest harvest residues are often available at roadside landings as a byproduct of the log manufacturing process. This residue is usually available for renewable energy production if desired, however there is a significant ...
  • Developing high biofuel coastal, Douglas-fir feedstocks by genetic selection 

    Jayawickrama, Keith; Howe, Glenn; Ye, Terrance; Trappe, Matt; Kling, Jennifer; Kolpak, Scott; Zhang, Xiao; Gelyense, Scott; Guida, Stephanie; Bell, Callum; (2017)
    This report describes the development of a state-of-the-science genotyping array based on SNP technology for marker-based selection of phenotypes conducive to production of biofuels from woody residuals.
  • Effects of Residual Biomass Harvesting on Soil Productivity 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (2017-06)
    This flier reviews the effects that biomass harvesting has on soil productivity
  • Effects of Varying Forest Floor and Slash Retention on Soil Nutrient and Carbon Pools in a Regenerating Douglas-fir Tree Farm: NARA-Soils 

    Hatten, Jeff; Gallo, Adrian; (2016)
    This report provides soil temperature, moisture, and respiration data for two years after biomass harvesting, OM removal, and compaction treatments that bracketed the range of reality likely present in a biomass harvesting ...
  • Energy Exploration: Beans! 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    Learn about renewable and non-renewable resources and identify issues related to the environment from using them. This lesson plan is designed for 5th- and 6th-grade students.
  • Energy Explorations: Tag 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    Learn about renewable and non-renewable resources and identify issues related to the environment from using them. This lesson plan is designed for 5th- and 6th-grade students.
  • Environmental Assessment of Biorefinery Co-Products 

    Pelton, Rylie; Chen, Luyi; Smith, Timothy; (2016)
    This report identifies the drivers for bio-product environmental performance and criteria for environmental preferability.
  • Environmental assessment of mild bisulfite pretreatment of forest residues into fermentable sugars for biofuel production 

    Nwaneshiudu, C.; Ganguly, I.; Pierobon, F.; Bowers, T.; Eastin, I. (Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2016)
    Sugar production via pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulosic feedstock, in this case softwood harvest residues, is a critical step in the biochemical conversion pathway towards drop-in biofuels. Mild bisulfite ...
  • Environmental Impact Analysis to Support Biofuel Development in the Pacific Northwest – Water Resources Component 

    Petrie, John; Wickham, Ross; Madsen, Kaleb; Davis, Allie; Barber, Michael; Smith, C. Taylor; Hasan, Mohammad; (2017)
    This report assesses the impact of woody biomass harvesting on stream channels and soil microbial communities.
  • Estimating forest residue for biomass production 

    Boston, Kevin (10/13/2015)
    The webinar begins by describing the biomass supply chain and the issues with its management. This will lead to motivation of why measurement of forest residues is necessary for its successful management. The seminar then ...
  • Exploring Hydropower 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    For this lesson, students will investigate the hydropower by finding the potential energy for hydropower at a creek flowing into a reservoir.
  • Feedstock Analysis for Poplar Plantations within the Western Montana Corridor 

    Bourque, Andrew; Stanton, Brian; Turland, John; Shuren, Richard (Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, 2014)
    This report was conducted by GreenWood Resources and examines the opportunity for poplar biomass plantations to supplement the supply of biomass originating as logging and thinning residues from coniferous stands in western ...