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Biofuel From Forests Lightens Jetliner Carbon Footprint

Alaska Airlines made history recently, flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from the remains of logging and thinning in sustainably managed forests. Aviation biofuel is made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that are left after the harvesting of managed forests. The renewable, clean jet fuel […]

Biofuels: From Wood To Wing?

The northwest United States has an abundance of forest residuals – underbrush and slash– left over from harvesting and forest restoration treatments, as well as mill and urban wood waste. All of these feedstocks are forms of woody biomass. This abundance of woody biomass creates considerable potential for wood-based bioenergy development in the region, particularly […]

WSU Tri-Cities Grant Will Test Biojet Fuel Market Potential

Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities were awarded a $50,000 grant to explore the market potential of their biojet fuel research. The team has demonstrated a new, water-based process for deconstructing and recovering a waste product from biomass and converting it into jet fuel-range hydrocarbons. It could be certified as jet fuel in the future. […]

Cross-Country Alaska Airlines Flight Powered By Logging Slash

A project to demonstrate that jets could someday be powered by logging leftovers from Northwest forests gets a culminating test Monday morning. A Boeing 737 is scheduled to take off with fuel tanks filled partly with a wood-based jet fuel. Alaska Airlines fueled a regularly scheduled cross-country flight from Seattle to Washington, DC with a […]

Five Bio-Based Jet Fuels Approved For Air Travel

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said it has played an integral role in development of new alternative, environmentally-friendly, bio-based jet fuel, bringing the total number of these approved products for use in air travel to five. In a statement, the agency said that the newest fuel is known as ‘Alcohol to Jet Synthetic Paraffinic […]

Maine Forests Bring Hopes Of Alternative Fuel Revolution

Seven years ago, many in Maine held high hopes for a “marriage of manufacturing and technology” promised by a new owner of the longstanding Old Town mill. That owner, Patriarch Partners, planned — with the help of University of Maine researchers — to put Maine’s forests to work in a new way: by producing cellulosic, […]

Zilkha Biomass Energy Announces New Arkansas Facility

Zilkha Biomass Energy, a producer of biomass solutions to electric utility customers, today announced it is building a facility in Monticello, Arkansas, to manufacture their Zilkha Black Pellet, the first commercially available advanced pellet in the biomass industry. The company plans to invest $90 million in the facility and create 52 new jobs. “Power companies […]

Biomass Energy Has Replaced Coal In Ontario

Coal is no longer being used to generate electricity in the Canadian province, which is now utilizing alternative energy sources to produce power in place of coal. Advanced biomass has been selected as the clean energy alternative. The Thunder Bay Generation Station was the last place in Ontario to burn coal for power. The 300-megawatt […]

Cool Planet Breaks Ground On Louisiana Biomass Fuel Plant

Cool Planet Energy Systems will begin construction soon on its alternative fuel production facility at the Port of Alexandria. Company officials and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal were in town Wednesday for a ground-breaking ceremony for the plant — Cool Planet’s first commercial production facility. Cool Planet’s technology converts biomass such as wood products into high-octane […]

New Guide Promotes Alternative Fuel Use By Forest Products Industry

Alternative fuel use by the wood products industry could reduce the industry’s dependence on fossil fuels and decrease its emissions. A new resource guide created by the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), the Penn State College of Engineering, and the Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Applications Center (MACEAC) promotes the use of one such alternative fuel: combined […]

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