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  • 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 ...
  • Feedstock Logistics 

    Sessions, John; Boston, Kevin; Zamora-Cristales, Rene; Belart, Francisca; Marrs, Gevan; Murphy, Glen; (2017)
    This report is a series of five reports that cover the varied challenges and opportunities related to processing and transporting forest biomass to a biorefinery. Topics covered in this collection include 1) biomass recovery ...
  • Feedstock Sourcing: NARA Years 1-3 

    Marrs, Gevan; Mulderig, Brian; Davio, Don; Burt, Mark (Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, 2015)
    This report was completed by Weyerhaeuser staff and evaluates the cost and quality of softwood forest residual feedstock in the Pacific Northwest used to produce bio-jet fuel and co-products.
  • Feedstock Sourcing: NARA Years 4-5 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, /; (2016)
    The report characterizes the varied forest residual feedstock samples assessed during the NARA project and explores economic sensitivity to key characteristics (size, moisture, chemical composition).
  • Feedstock Supply Chain Analysis 

    Englund, Karl; Azadfar, Mohammadali; Schneider, Gerald; Chetan, Lalit; Samaniego, Raul Pelaez; (2016)
    This report provides a comprehensive summary of wood waste available in construction and demolition solid waste stream networked through local material recycling facilities. In addition, physical and chemical analyses are ...
  • Forest Management 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    In this lesson, student will learn to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of forest management strategies.
  • Formulations for Coproduct Lignin-Based Plastics 

    Sarkanen, Simo; Chen, Yi-ru; Wang, Yun-Yan; (2016)
    This report describes the creation of polymeric blends containing lignosulfonates derived from NARA lignin and provides a techno-economic assessment for their use as an alternative source of engineering plastics.
  • From Forest to Fuel 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    In this lesson, students will calculate and measure the amount of woody biomass in forest residual slash piles, to determine efficacy of processing and transporting methods for biomass energy production.
  • From the forest to the classroom: Energy literacy as a co-product of biofuels research 

    Hougham, Justin; Hollenhorst, Steve; Schon, Jennifer; Eitel, Karla Bradley; Hendrickson, Danica; Gotch, Chad; Laninga, Tamara; James, Laurel; Hough, Blake; Schwartz, Dan; Pressley, Shelley Noelle; Olsen, Karl; Haselbach, Liv; Langfitt, Quinn; Moslemi, Jennifer (2015-01)
    The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) is a biofuel research project that includes a holistic educational approach to energy literacy. NARA research is focused on woody biomass as a feedstock for biofuels and ...