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

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. » More …

High school students win at alternative energy challenge

imagine-tomorrow-alaska-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Approximately $100,000 in cash prizes was awarded to high school teams from Washington and Idaho at the Alaska Airlines’ Imagine Tomorrow competition. » More …

Students compete in alternative energy challenge

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

im-tomm-headPULLMAN, Wash. – More than 500 students from 40 schools in Washington and Idaho will compete at Washington State University Saturday for up to $100,000 in cash prizes in the Alaska Airlines’ Imagine Tomorrow competition. » More …

May 3-4: Conference unites wood-to-biofuel industry

hands holding wood byproducts1 (1)SEATTLE – The second Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products Conference will be May 3-4 at the Seattle Airport Marriott. » More …

Starts Oct. 13: Wood to biofuel webinar series offered

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. » More …

NARA member receives national award for STEM education

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. » More …

Summer research: Future doctor learns science education

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Adriana-GuzmanRICHLAND, Wash. – Education is helping Adriana Guzman pursue her dream of becoming a doctor, so she chose a summer research project about educating the next generation of environmental scientists. The focus isn’t health science, but she still found common ground. » More …

Finding an alternative way to fuel the aviation industry

By Ralph Cavalieri, WSU associate vice president for alternative energy

aviation-biofuelPULLMAN, Wash. – More than 135,000 people will visit the Paris Air Show this week to explore the next generation of aviation innovation. Developing the next generation of aviation jet fuels must be part of this conversation. » More …

Alaska Airlines plans biofuel test flight in WSU partnership

NARA-logo-160SEATTLE – Washington state’s hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the tree limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest. » More …

April 29: Students present designs for forest waste facility

NARA-logo-160PULLMAN, Wash. – Students at Washington State University have developed facility site designs for a potential liquid depot to process wood from slash piles in the Pacific Northwest. The liquid sugar can be used to produce chemical products including biofuels. Designs and findings will be presented in a webinar at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. » More …