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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.

Sept. 22-24: Public invited to help plan for sea level rise
September 14, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

hope-hui-risingSEATTLE – Community workshops to design a “blue greenway” to help the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods adapt to rising tides associated with climate change will be held Sept. 22-24 at Seattle Community College’s Georgetown campus in C222.

Study clears way for new approaches to plant disease
June 6, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Knoblauch-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University biologist has found what he calls “very strong support” for an 86-year-old hypothesis about how nutrients move through plants. His two-decade analysis of the phenomenon has resulted in a suite of techniques that can ultimately be used to fight plant diseases and make crops more efficient.

March 23: Field tour demonstrates poplar bioenergy potential
February 18, 2016

AHB-logo-100CLARKSBURG, Calif. – Join researchers in the field at the Advanced Hardwood Biofuels (AHB) Clarksburg 50-acre poplar demonstration site 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. The hybrid poplars will show their regrowth potential in their second growing season after initial harvest in fall 2014.

March 2: Webinar on carbon tax, biofuel policy
February 16, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – A webinar on the effectiveness of a Pacific Northwest revenue-neutral carbon tax as it relates to federal biofuel policy will be hosted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, by Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest.

Doctoral student receives national award for biofuels work
December 8, 2015

By Zahra Debbek, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Alyssa-HensleyPULLMAN, Wash. – Alyssa Hensley, who will graduate with a doctoral degree this month from Washington State University, recently received a national award so she could present her research about making biofuels more reliable.