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WSU Research Focuses On Lignin-To-Fuel

From: Wood Bioenergy Editors Washington State University Tri-Cities associate professor Xiao Zhang is targeting the use of lignin—a common material that makes the cell walls of plants rigid—to create affordable biofuels and bioproducts. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has granted Zhang, an associate professor in WSU’s Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering […]

Red Rock Biofuels Facility Breaks Ground In Oregon

Remember in the iconic “Back To The Future” films when Doc Brown placed garbage in the time machine’s engine to fuel it? From science-fiction to science-fact, a similar process will soon become reality fueling aircraft nationwide once the Red Rock Biofuels renewable energy plant is built. On Wednesday, members of Red Rock Biofuels, political dignitaries, […]

Red Rock To Build Renewable Biofuels Plant In Oregon

A company has received final approval to start building a renewable biofuels plant in south-central Oregon. The Herald and News reports the facility in Lakeview is expected to convert forestry waste into renewable fuels for the aviation industry. The firm has contracts with FedEx, Southwest Airlines and the U.S. military. Red Rock Biofuels identified Lakeview […]

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 […]

Emerging Technologies Look To Woody Biomass

Researchers are looking for ways to turn low-grade fiber into a wide variety of products from jet fuel to clothing to building material and more. These technologies could drive improved demand for wood fiber. The emergence of profitable markets for woody biomass continues to be a topic of interest to operators in the wood products […]

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 […]

Bio-Based Jet Fuel: WSU Research Takes Off

Today’s synergy is tomorrow’s energy. That is one principle underlying Washington State University’s collaborative, multidisciplinary work in biofuels – work that could pave the way toward sustainable, biologically based jet fuel for the aerospace industry in the Evergreen State and around the world. WSU is forging a course to that future through its leadership of […]

WestJet Exploring Development Of Aviation Biofuel From Wood Waste

WestJet Airlines Ltd is hoping its new partnership with a central Alberta research center will lead to the development of an environmentally friendly biofuel that will help the carrier reduce its carbon footprint. The Calgary-based airline is working with the Clean Energy Technology Centre in Drayton Valley to explore the feasibility of using organic material […]

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