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Discovery advances biowaste-to-jet fuel research
December 1, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Bin-YangRICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have figured out a way to successfully convert a common wood byproduct into hydrocarbon molecules that could be used as jet fuel.

Seeking new sorghum, the ‘camel of crops,’ for biofuels
October 27, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

grant-writing-cousinsPULLMAN, Wash. – A trend of dry summers and low snowpack in coming years is expected to pose challenges for Washington farmers, especially those working marginal lands without access to ample irrigation.

Researcher receives grant to improve biofuel production
October 12, 2015

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

McEwenPULLMAN, Wash. – A researcher at Washington State University has received a three-year $450,000 federal grant to develop computer models for using iron to more efficiently refine bio-oils and make better biofuels.

Starts Oct. 13: Wood to biofuel webinar series offered
October 1, 2015

By Charles Burke, WSU NARA

hands holding wood byproducts1 (1)PULLMAN, Wash. – The newest findings about using material left in forest slash piles to produce alternative biofuels for jet aircraft and other co-products will be presented in a series of five free wood-to-biofuel webinars in October.

Sept. 15: Field tour of Jefferson poplar bioenergy site
September 2, 2015

By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension

AHB-logo-100JEFFERSON, Ore. – Join researchers in the field for a free tour of the Advanced Hardwood Biofuels (AHB) Jefferson poplar demonstration site in the Willamette Valley noon-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

WSU, Alaska Airlines partner to inspire STEM education
August 24, 2015

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

Imagine-tomorrowPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, are joining forces to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for high school youth with the newly named Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow Competition.

NARA member receives national award for STEM education
August 18, 2015

By Charles Burke, WSU NARA

nara-logo-200PULLMAN, Wash. – The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) has received a national award for advancing learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through projects addressing real environmental problems.

Aug. 17: Field tour of Pilchuck poplar bioenergy site
August 3, 2015

AHB-logo-100STANWOOD, Wash. – Join researchers in the field for a free tour of the Advanced Hardwood Biofuel (AHB) Pilchuck poplar demonstration site in Snohomish County 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.

June 30: Field tour of Hayden poplar bioenergy site
June 18, 2015

By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension

Hayden-poplarsHAYDEN, Idaho – Join researchers in the field for a free tour of the Advanced Hardwood Biofuel (AHB) Hayden 65-acre poplar demonstration site 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 30.

Tri-Cities student selected for sustainable energy program
June 8, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Lei-Zhu-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Lei Zhu, a doctoral student at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is one of 33 United States-based students to be selected for the June 17-24 American Chemical Society Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy.