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  • Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance: Creating Lasting Impacts for Our Future 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (10/27/2017)
    This graphic summarizes NARA's commitment to education via publications, conferences, mailings, new stories, blog posts, classes, and more.
  • Wood to Wing: The Economics of a Wood-Based Biorefinery in Longview, Washington 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (2017-06)
    This flier describes the economic considerations from a potential biorefinery based in Longview WA.
  • Wood to Wing: Environmental Effects of Using Post Harvest, Residual Biomass to Produce Wood-Based Jet Fuel 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (2017-06)
    This flier describes the environmental effects of using post h-harvest forest residuals to make biojet fuel.
  • 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
  • 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
  • NARA Education 

    Hollenhorst, Steve; Eitel, Karla Bradley; Hendrickson, Danica; Hougham, R. Justin; Laninga, Tamara; Haselbach, Liv; Schwartz, Daniel; James, Laurel; Pressley, Shelley Noelle; (2017)
    This report describes NARA's education efforts used to enhance bioenergy literacy and develop a future workforce to participate in developing bioenergy services and technology.
  • Phenomics Analysis 

    Kirchhoff, Helmut; Hoehner, Ricarda; Wood, Magnus; Zia, Ahmad; Lewis, Norman; Herman, Barri; (2017)
    This report describes Poplar and Douglas-fir screening for lignin content and drought stress using recently developed high-throughput optical screening based on non-invasive image technology (Phenomics).
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Micronized Wood Pretreatment for the Production of Bio-Glycols 

    Gene, Bryan; Shen, Jim; Snelling, Patrick; (2017)
    The purpose of this project was to determine whether S2G BioChemical’s (S2G) catalytic sugar-to-glycol technology was a suitable and cost-effective solution for cellulosic sugars produced using Washington State University’s ...
  • Process Engineering Analysis of Alternatives in the Gevo Ethanol to Olefin Process 

    Wooley, R. J.; (2017)
    Gevo has developed a process for the conversion of ethanol to olefins, in particular propylene and isobutylene. In May of 2015 Gevo process engineering completed a process model and cost estimate for a complete process ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.