Aviation biofuel development takes off at WSU

Alaska Airline Boeing 737-800 (Photo courtesy of Alaska Airline)   Gardner PULLMAN – A major WSU effort to develop aviation biofuel is underway with the announcement of a strategic initiative called the “Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest” project; the first of its kind in the U.S.  In partnership with Alaska Airlines, Boeing, the Port of Seattle, […]

Researchers seek to replace petroleum with sugar

As an energy source, fermented sugar is amazingly versatile: one form can liven up a party, another can propel a car. It might also form the basis for making disposable diapers, antifreeze and plastic pop bottles. In a drive for renewable, cost-effective technology, Northwest researchers are taking green chemistry into the future by studying how […]

Laws power up renewable energy efforts

Legislature and WSU lead state to broad development of wind and solar energy Hailed as the most progressive renewable energy legislation passed in the United States, two energy bills took effect this summer after earlier approval by the Washington State Legislature. The next step is making renewable energy available, affordable and understandable to the public. […]

Olympia Energy Program catches the wave

WSU’s Energy Program in Olympia is working on bringing a new wave of renewable energy into Washington homes.“Ocean wave energy is a clean alternative form of energy that does not produce the pollution and greenhouse gases that natural gas generating facilities do,” said Jake Fey, WSU Energy Program director. “It helps meet the growing need […]