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Weyerhaeuser a partner in jet biofuel research

Weyerhaeuser Company is a participant in the portion of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance consortium led by Washington State University to study the feasibility of producing jet biofuel from woody feedstocks in the Pacific Northwest.


November 22, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Weyerhaeuser Company is a participant in the portion of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance consortium led by Washington State University to study the feasibility of producing jet biofuel from woody feedstocks in the Pacific Northwest.

NARA researchers envision developing a new, viable, aviation fuel industry using wood and wood waste in the Pacific Northwest, where forests cover almost half of the region. The project also will focus on increasing the profitability of wood-based fuels through development of high value, bio-based co-products to replace petrochemicals used in products such as plastics.

As part of its involvement, Weyerhaeuser will establish a new research site near Springfield, Ore. to provide information on the effect of biomass removal, compaction and fertilization on soil, water and wildlife. Weyerhaeuser also will work with collaborators to understand how to develop more costeffective ways to collect currently under-utilized harvest residuals for emerging biofuel and bio-product applications.

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