This collection contains cumulative and final reports created by the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA)

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  • Feedstock Logistics 

    Sessions, John; Boston, Kevin; Zamora-Cristales, Rene; Belart, Francisca; Marrs, Gevan; Murphy, Glen; (2017)
    This report is a series of five reports that cover the varied challenges and opportunities related to processing and transporting forest biomass to a biorefinery. Topics covered in this collection include 1) biomass recovery ...
  • Process Engineering Analysis of Alternatives in the Gevo Ethanol to Olefin Process 

    Wooley, R. J.; (2017)
    Gevo has developed a process for the conversion of ethanol to olefins, in particular propylene and isobutylene. In May of 2015 Gevo process engineering completed a process model and cost estimate for a complete process ...
  • NARA Education 

    Hollenhorst, Steve; Eitel, Karla Bradley; Hendrickson, Danica; Hougham, R. Justin; Laninga, Tamara; Haselbach, Liv; Schwartz, Daniel; James, Laurel; Pressley, Shelley Noelle; (2017)
    This report describes NARA's education efforts used to enhance bioenergy literacy and develop a future workforce to participate in developing bioenergy services and technology.
  • Environmental Impact Analysis to Support Biofuel Development in the Pacific Northwest – Water Resources Component 

    Petrie, John; Wickham, Ross; Madsen, Kaleb; Davis, Allie; Barber, Michael; Smith, C. Taylor; Hasan, Mohammad; (2017)
    This report assesses the impact of woody biomass harvesting on stream channels and soil microbial communities.
  • Community Economic Impact of Hypothetical NARA Woody Biomass Jet Fuel Refineries in the Pacific Northwest 

    Sasatani, Daisuke; Eastin, Ivan; (2017)
    This study used regional input-output analysis (I/O) to measure the economic impacts of the introduction of the biorefinery facilities in the Pacific Northwest that convert woody biomass into biojet fuel and co-products.
  • Informing and Engaging Stakeholders 

    Berg, Erik; Brooks, Randy; Burke, Charles; Englund, Karl; Gaffney, Michael; Hougham, Robert Justin; Kern, Michael; Kolb, Peter; Leavengood, Scott; Lowell, Eini C.; Morgan, Todd; Rawlings, Craig; Twer, Martin; Yadama, Vikram; (2017)
    This report describes Northwest Advanced Renewable Alliance (NARA)’s outreach activities used to enhance bioenergy literacy and build supply chain coalitions and regional alliances.
  • Local and Regional Wildlife Impacts of Biomass Removals 

    Betts, Matthew; Rivers, Jim; Root, Heather; (2017)
    This work reviews the potential impact of silvicultural regimes, proposed to reduce fire hazard and improve forest health, on vertebrate abundance.
  • Phenomics Analysis 

    Kirchhoff, Helmut; Hoehner, Ricarda; Wood, Magnus; Zia, Ahmad; Lewis, Norman; Herman, Barri; (2017)
    This report describes Poplar and Douglas-fir screening for lignin content and drought stress using recently developed high-throughput optical screening based on non-invasive image technology (Phenomics).
  • Micronized Wood Pretreatment for the Production of Bio-Glycols 

    Gene, Bryan; Shen, Jim; Snelling, Patrick; (2017)
    The purpose of this project was to determine whether S2G BioChemical’s (S2G) catalytic sugar-to-glycol technology was a suitable and cost-effective solution for cellulosic sugars produced using Washington State University’s ...
  • Developing high biofuel coastal, Douglas-fir feedstocks by genetic selection 

    Jayawickrama, Keith; Howe, Glenn; Ye, Terrance; Trappe, Matt; Kling, Jennifer; Kolpak, Scott; Zhang, Xiao; Gelyense, Scott; Guida, Stephanie; Bell, Callum; (2017)
    This report describes the development of a state-of-the-science genotyping array based on SNP technology for marker-based selection of phenotypes conducive to production of biofuels from woody residuals.
  • Preparation of Pretreated Biomass 

    Ahring, Birgitte; Biswas, Rajib; Teller, Philip; Srinivas, Keerthi; Fry, Justin; Kroeger, Marty; (2016)
    This report describes the development of the wet-explosion pretreatment technology on Douglas-fir forest residuals.
  • Long-Term Soil Productivity 

    Holub, Scott; Johnson, Greg; Meehan, Nathan; Meade, Rod; (2016)
    This report describes the initial work to develop the NARA Long-Term Soil Productivity site located on Springfield, OR.
  • Informed Stakeholder Assessment 

    Laninga, Tamara; Moroney, Jillian; (2016)
    To address social sustainability, a large scale social assessment of informed stakeholders in the NARA region was conducted using a mixed methods survey to gain understanding of stakeholders’ knowledge, levels of support, ...
  • Production of 1,000 Gallons of Biojet in the NARA Consortium 

    Wooley, Robert; Zhu, JY; Gleisner, Roland; Hawkins, Andrew; Starkey, Paul; Gao, Johnway; Spink, Tom; Ley, Joe; Evans, Kent; Wolcott, Mike; Marrs, Gevan; Sessions, John; (2016)
    This report describes the steps and conditions used to produce 1,000 gallons of biojet fuel made from forest residuals.
  • Formulations for Coproduct Lignin-Based Plastics 

    Sarkanen, Simo; Chen, Yi-ru; Wang, Yun-Yan; (2016)
    This report describes the creation of polymeric blends containing lignosulfonates derived from NARA lignin and provides a techno-economic assessment for their use as an alternative source of engineering plastics.
  • Environmental Assessment of Biorefinery Co-Products 

    Pelton, Rylie; Chen, Luyi; Smith, Timothy; (2016)
    This report identifies the drivers for bio-product environmental performance and criteria for environmental preferability.
  • Biofuels Policy 

    Smith, Paul; Fowler, Lara; Dahmann, Kristina; (2016)
    This report reviews how both federal and state governments have affected the biofuels industry in the United States and explores the demand for advanced biofuels from the US military and for commercial aviation.
  • Characterization and Potential Applications of Milled Wood Lignin Obtained from Sugar Depot Biorefinery Process 

    Zhang, Xiao; Ma, Ruoshui; Ling, Kuan-Ting; Wang, Peipei; (2016)
    This report aims at characterizing the structural properties of milled wood lignin and identifying its potential application.
  • Sustainable Feedstock Production 

    Maguire, Doug; Mainwaring, Doug; Hann, David; Bluhm, Andrew; Coons, Kristin; (2016)
    This report provides improved allometric biomass equations for intensively managed stands and nutrient analyses of the biomass components included in these equations. This work will enable a more accurate estimation of ...
  • Biomass Modeling and Assessment 

    Latta, Greg; Adams, Darius; Clark, Joshua; Crandall, Mindy; Guerrero Ocho, Isabel; (2016)
    This report describes two models: the NARA Biomass model (NBM) and the Land Use and Resource model.

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