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  • Rational design of polymer-based absorbents: application to the fermentation inhibitor furfural 

    Nwaneshiudu, C.; Schwartz, D.T. (Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2015)
    Reducing the amount of water-soluble fermentation inhibitors like furfural is critical for downstream bio-processing steps to biofuels. A theoretical approach for tailoring absorption polymers to reduce these pretreatment ...
  • Reducing Your Carbon Foot Print, One Step At A Time 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    During this lesson, students will understand that carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the largest contributors to climate change and learn how they can reduce CO2 emissions at home and within their state. Students will also ...
  • Refinement of an Energy Literacy Rubric for Artifact Assessment and Application to the Imagine Tomorrow High School Energy Competition 

    Langfitt, Quinn; Haselbach, Liv; Hougham, Justin (2015-01)
    National efforts in energy education aim to increase energy literacy and a diverse set of tools is needed to assess the effectiveness of different educational endeavors. As an alternative to the standard testing-based ...
  • Refinery-to-Wing Stakeholder Assessment 

    Smith, Paul; Gaffney, Michael; Shi, Wenping; Hoard, Season; Ibarrola, Ibon; Rijkhoff, Sanne; Mueller, Daniel; Sanders, Christina; Rogachevsky, Joseph; (2016)
    This report measures and ranks perceived drivers and barriers to an economically viable sustainable jet fuel industry in the PNW region through personal interviews with key aviation fuel supply chain stakeholders and ...
  • Residual Biomass Harvesting and Carbon 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (2017-06)
    This flier describes the carbon impact from using forest residuals to make jet fuel and other coproducts
  • Screen and Identify Suitable Plant feedstocks for Large Scale Pretreatments to Produce High Yield Sugar and High Quality Lignin 

    Geleynse, Scott; Zhang, Xiao; (2015)
    This report describes the amount of biomass recalcitrance variation among different Douglas-fir families.
  • Soil Carbon Analysis 

    Harrison, Rob; Norton, Matt; Himes, Austin; Knight, Erika; Vance, Jean (Betsy); Footen, Paul; James, Jason; Dietzen, Chrisitiana; Menegale, Marcella; Michelsen, Stephani; Littke, Kim; Devine, Warren; Ciol, Marcia; Souza, Luis; Bernardi, Rodolfo; Bonassi, Thiago; Marques, Eduardo; Mateus, Nikolas; Jiang, Ling; Ribas, Luiz; Zhang, Youfu; (2016)
    This report assesses the carbon and nitrogen concentrations and stump density in thinned or harvested Douglas-fir plantation forests.
  • SPORL Pretreatment of Douglas-fir Forest Residue for Precommercial Scale Productions of Sugar/ Biofuel 

    Zhu, Junyong; Gleisner, Rolland; Gilles, William; Leu, Shaoyuan; Lou, Hongming; Zhang, Chao; Lan, Tianqing; Wang, Qianqian; Zhou, Haifeng; Cheng, Jinlan; Gu, Feng; Zhang, Jinzhi; Zhao, Xuebing; Chandra, Subhash; Qin, Yanlin; Yang, Mingyan; (2016)
    This report describes the development of pretreatment conditions used to develop 1,000 gallons of biojet fuel derived from forest residuals.
  • Stochastic simulation and optimization of mobile chipping economics in processing and transport of forest biomass from residues 

    Zamora, R.; Boston, K.; Sessions, J.; Murphy, G. (Silva Fennica, 2013)
    We analyzed the economics of mobile chipping and transport of biomass from forest residues for energy purposes under uncertainty. A discrete-event simulation model was developed and utilized to quantify the impacts of ...
  • Sulfite Pretreatment 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (1/1/2014)
    This infographic explains how sulfite pretreatment helps break down wood residuals to produce valuable co-products and biofuel for use in aviation.
  • Sustainable Biomass Supply from Forest Health and Fire Hazard Reduction Treatments 

    Bailey, John; Boston, Kevin; Cole, Elizabeth; Vogler, Kevin; Morici, Katherine; Johnston, James; (2016)
    This report focuses on the translation of potential silvicultural treatments implemented at various levels across the dry-forest landscapes of the interior West to meet feedstock needs for potential biomass processing ...
  • Sustainable Feedstock Production 

    Maguire, Doug; Mainwaring, Doug; Hann, David; Bluhm, Andrew; Coons, Kristin; (2016)
    This report provides improved allometric biomass equations for intensively managed stands and nutrient analyses of the biomass components included in these equations. This work will enable a more accurate estimation of ...
  • Teacher Professional Development for Energy Literacy: A Comparison of Two Approaches 

    Eitel, Karla Bradley; Hougham, Justin; Laninga, Tamara; Fizzell, Greg; Schon, Jennifer; Hendrickson, Danica (2015-01)
    In this program and practices feature, we describe two different models of teacher professional development designed to help teachers build their own energy literacy while gaining tools to bring energy literacy to their ...
  • The Great Debate 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    This lesson is designed to help students understand the differences in stakeholder perspectives and the collaboration required to overcome the complex problem of creating a bioenergy infrastructure.
  • Timber Products Output (TPO): Forest Inventory, Timber Harvest, Mill and Logging Residue-Essential Feedstock Information Needed to Characterize the NARA Supply Chain 

    Berg, Erik; Morgan, Todd; Simmons, Eric; (2016)
    This report provides timber harvest, mill residue, logging residue, and other forest industry information provided by BBER for the NARA project.
  • TPO harvest residue information and forest market models for biorefinery siting potential 

    Morgan, Todd; Latta, Greg (11/19/2015)
    NARA scientists have focused on building supply chain solutions demonstrating forest harvest residues as a viable source of woody feedstock for production of biojet. A key aspect in supply chain logistics is biorefinery ...
  • Value of the Slash of a Tree 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    In this lesson students will look at forest ecosystems and determine the estimated slash of the tress. Other forest ecosystem discussions can be implemented as well such as fire ecology.
  • Water Resources in a Changing Climate 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    This lesson will investigate the impact of climate change on water resources through calculating the discharge rate of a local stream, and analyzing graphs and data.
  • Western Montana Corridor: Executive Summary 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, 10/1/2013 )
    This summary highlights the major achievements of the western Montana Corridor supply chain work performed by the Integrated Design Experience (IDX) course and supervised by NARA.
  • Western Montana Corridor: Overview (Vol. 1) 

    Poor, C.; Olsen, K.; Beyreuther, T.; Wolcott, M.; Laninga, T.; Vachon, M.; Zhu, R. (Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, 10/1/2013 )
    This volume provides a brief overview of the NARA supply chain study for the western Montana corridor region.