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Category: Biomass

woody biomass availability NWABF

Modeling the Availability of Woody Biomass

Modeling the availability of woody biomass (organic matter from trees and plants) in heavily forested areas was the focus of a recent project conducted by the U.S. Forest Service and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), one of the national laboratories of the U.S. Department of Energy.  A joint team set out to build a ...
biomass climate change NWABF

Biomass and Climate Change as Partners

A recent op-ed in one of the nation’s top political news sites called for energy policy makers at the EPA to consider a sensible forest biomass policy in the coming Clean Air Act. Certainly, there’s room for a balanced approach,  good for forests and biomass developers, and can also help combat climate change at the ...
NARA biomass assessment forest residuals

NARA Biomass Assessment and Modeling

The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) is a consortium of university, government, and private industry researchers tasked with demonstrating the conversion of logging residues to biojet fuel in an economic, social, and environmentally acceptable manner.  NARA is led by Washington State University and supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant from the ...