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  • 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 ...
  • Global Sustainability: An Authentic Context for Energy Education 

    Hendrickson, Danica; Corrigan  , Kimberly; Keefe, Alicia; Shaw, Danielle; Jacob, Sheeba; Skelton, Laura; Schon, Jennifer; Eitel, Karla Bradley; Hougham, Justin (2015-01)
    Reimagining energy education involves moving beyond the basics of energy use, conservation, and efficiency toward a more robust exploration of energy. This exploration should address energy access and equity, the impacts ...
  • Green House Gases 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    Students will understand the role of green house gasses in Earth's atmosphere and what are major contributors to green houses gas build up in the atmosphere.
  • High titer and yield ethanol production from undetoxified whole slurry of Douglas-fir forest residue using pH-profiling in SPORL 

    Cheng, J.; Leu, S.Y.; Zhu, J.Y.; Gleisner, R. (Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2015)
    Forest residue is one of the most cost-effective feedstock for biofuel production. It has relatively high bulk density and can be harvested year round, advantageous for reducing transportation cost and eliminating onsite ...
  • Hydroelectric Power and Dams--A look at the Environmental, Social and Economic 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    This lesson investigates the use of dams, and has students create a water wheel and explore various water flows and they’re affect on the water whee.
  • Informed Stakeholder Assessment 

    Laninga, Tamara; Moroney, Jillian; (2016)
    To address social sustainability, a large scale social assessment of informed stakeholders in the NARA region was conducted using a mixed methods survey to gain understanding of stakeholders’ knowledge, levels of support, ...
  • Informing and Engaging Stakeholders 

    Berg, Erik; Brooks, Randy; Burke, Charles; Englund, Karl; Gaffney, Michael; Hougham, Robert Justin; Kern, Michael; Kolb, Peter; Leavengood, Scott; Lowell, Eini C.; Morgan, Todd; Rawlings, Craig; Twer, Martin; Yadama, Vikram; (2017)
    This report describes Northwest Advanced Renewable Alliance (NARA)’s outreach activities used to enhance bioenergy literacy and build supply chain coalitions and regional alliances.
  • Life Cycle Analysis of Residual Woody Biomass-Based Biofuel 

    Ganguly, Indroneil; Pierobon, Francesca; Nwaneshiudu, Ikechukwu C.; Eastin, Ivan; Bowers, Tait C.; Chen, Cindy; Sifford, Cody; Huisenga, Mike; Johnston, Glenn; (2016)
    This report describes the environmental implications of feedstock recovery, production, and utilization of residual woody biomass based biojet fuel.
  • Life Cycle Assessments Over a Cup of Coffee 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    Following the lesson, students will have an understanding of the creation and uses of life cycle assessments.
  • Life in a Food Chain 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    Following this lesson, students will understand the flow of energy in an ecosystem.
  • Local and Regional Wildlife Impacts of Biomass Removals 

    Betts, Matthew; Rivers, Jim; Root, Heather; (2017)
    This work reviews the potential impact of silvicultural regimes, proposed to reduce fire hazard and improve forest health, on vertebrate abundance.
  • Long-Term Soil Productivity 

    Holub, Scott; Johnson, Greg; Meehan, Nathan; Meade, Rod; (2016)
    This report describes the initial work to develop the NARA Long-Term Soil Productivity site located on Springfield, OR.