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WSU No. 1 in USDA research, development expenditures
March 13, 2018

usda logoBy Karen Hunt, Office of Research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University tops the list of U.S. Department of Agriculture research and development expenditures, according to the most recent figures available.

Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels
July 24, 2017

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently — in days instead of weeks — and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels.

WSU Tri-Cities team in UW business competition ‘sweet 16’
April 28, 2017

WSU jet fuel business plan competitionRICHLAND, Wash. – A team from Washington State University Tri-Cities whose business plan is to commercialize a WSU-patented jet fuel technology has advanced to the University of Washington Business Plan Competition’s “sweet 16” round.

New way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts
March 23, 2017

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts.

Grant funds test of market potential for jet fuel research
December 1, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Bin-YangRICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been awarded a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the market potential of their biojet fuel research.

Forest-powered biofuel flight heads to Washington, D.C.
November 14, 2016

SEATTLE – Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests.