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  • Application Development of Lignin in Valuable Engineering Polymers Via Mild Thermochemical and Mechanochemical Process 

    Zhang, Jinwen; Wolcott, Michael; Xin, Junna; Xiaojie, Guo; Teng, Xiaoxu; Qin, Jianglei; Li, Mei; (2016)
    NARA researchers developed new technologies for the preparation of engineering polymers from NARA lignin and explore the applications.
  • Aspen Modeling of the NARA Conversion Processes 

    Chen, Shulin; Spink, Tom; Gao, Allan; (2016)
    The report provides a set of process flow diagrams, process parameters, and mass and energy balances, which define the NARA conversion process. The described process begins at the plant gate with the reception of forest ...
  • Beetle Kill to Bioenergy 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (2016-12)
    This lesson explores bioenergy as a clean and alternative energy resource for powering communities. Students will use nonfiction narrative that tells the story of Eagle Valley Clean Energy (EVCE) in Colorado as well as the ...
  • Beyond Conservation: Reimagining the Purpose of Energy Education 

    DeWaters, Jan E.; Hougham, Justin; Hintz, Clare (2015-01)
    While efforts to frame energy literacy as a matter of resource conservation are needed and certainly easy to be found on the “front line” of energy education materials, this cannot be the full extent of content or action ...
  • BGP & Social Assets 

    Smith, Paul; Gaffney, Michael; Hoard, Season; Rijkhoff, Sanne; Mueller, Daniel; Martinkus, Natalie; Lovrich, Nicholas; Shi, Wenping; Venugpal, Preenaa; Pierce, John; (2016)
    The authors developed a holistic approach to biorefinery supply chain analysis in terms of combining biogeophysical (BGP) assets with difficult to operationalize social assets to identify communities in the NARA region ...
  • Bio-energy in Education 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (4/1/2014)
    This flier summarizes educational offerings related to bio-energy in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Biofuels Policy 

    Smith, Paul; Fowler, Lara; Dahmann, Kristina; (2016)
    This report reviews how both federal and state governments have affected the biofuels industry in the United States and explores the demand for advanced biofuels from the US military and for commercial aviation.
  • Biomass Adventure Race 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    This adventure race lesson covers the four key stages of the biomass supply chain: production, pre-­‐processing, conversion, and supplying to consumers.
  • Biomass Modeling and Assessment 

    Latta, Greg; Adams, Darius; Clark, Joshua; Crandall, Mindy; Guerrero Ocho, Isabel; (2016)
    This report describes two models: the NARA Biomass model (NBM) and the Land Use and Resource model.
  • Biorefinery Value Chain Outputs 

    Smith, Paul; Chen, Min; Cline, Stephen; (2016)
    This study characterizes the structure of the US biofuels industry and US bio-based chemicals industry while also examining the cellulosic biofuel biorefineries regarding commercialization factors.
  • 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.