The biofuels industry is taking steps to generate green jet fuel, and the Midwest wants to play a big part in its production. Will a similar, recent investment here at UW lead the way? Read more here!
Fernando Resende, assistant professor in SEFS, is creating technology to be used in the vast swaths of beetle-killed trees across the West, a technology that would not only produce liquid biofuels but would also mitigate forest fires and beetle infestations. Learn more about Resende’s exciting project here!
The Washington Department of Natural Resources, along with researchers from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, completed an assessment that suggests that we could use the “extra” biomass on the forest floor for fuel. This study was completed in March, and pubic meetings were held last week to explain the results of the assessment. Read more here.
Using biofuels, the USS Ford, an Everett-based Navy guided-missile Frigate, successfully sailed from home port to San Diego on March 2nd. The USS Ford (FFG54) burned 25,000 gallons of a 50-50 algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum blend in the ship’s gas turbines. Read more here.
A Washington Department of Natural Resources study has concluded that up to 3 million tons of wood waste can be removed from the state’s forests for biofuels production without harming the ecosystem. This total is double the amount currently being removed. The report was a collaborative effort involving SEFS. Read more here.
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