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Devastating Forest Fires Ravage the West

How Can We Stop Them? Devastating forest fires have ravaged the western United States. In just this year alone, according to numbers tallied by the National Interagency Fire Center, 87 large wildland fires have burned over 4.7 million acres in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  How can we stop these fires? The answer to that ...
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Sustainable Aviation Fuel – Full Steam Ahead

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is the future for powering airline jets around the world.  In the coming years, this clean fuel substitute is expected to become the main fuel source for commercial aircraft and business jets.  High demand for sustainable aviation fuel production exists for airlines to meet their carbon emission goals in the future. ...
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Sustainable Aviation Fuel News Roundup – September 2020

We are now moving into the 3rd quarter of 2020, and with it, a hope of a more ‘back to normal’ feel for people in the Sustainable Aviation Fuel, (“SAF”), business. It’s been a challenging year for global airlines and those industries that support it with projects that look toward a more sustainable future. While ...
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Black & Veatch Advances into 2-3 Month FEL 2 Phase in Preparation for the FEED Study

In a definitive step forward to bringing its multi-billion dollar Sustainable Aviation Fuel, (“SAF”), project to reality, Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC, (‘NWABF”), is advancing into the FEL 2 Phase which precedes the project’s Front End Engineering and Design (“FEED”) study. These two critical Engineering phases will be performed by the Project’s EPC partner, Black & ...
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Building the Winning SAF Super Bowl Team – Running Back

Sustainable aviation fuel is a big business opportunity. Millions of dollars are being poured into SAF, especially for woody biomass sourcing, contract preparation, feedstock processing and chipping and finally, delivery and storage.  It is critical that the Project has hired the right people and has them in place to cross the “goal line” for the ...

Developing a Championship SAF Team

At NWABF, we greatly value the vast professional depth of our business team and how we came together in recent years to work on our initial Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) project. Each of our team members has brought significant expertise and experience in various disciplines – construction, engineering, finance, operations, logistics and more – to ...
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New Relationships Are Advancing the Opportunities in Sustainable Aviation Fuel Industry

One of the key indicators that the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (“SAF”) Industry will enjoy tremendous growth in the coming decade is the fact that major coalitions and partnerships are sprouting up that will ensure Project success going forward. These coalitions and relationships can create the energy that the industry needs to attract more investors in ...

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Four Pillars

BioFuels International, the premiere international site for biofuels news and features (https://biofuels-news.com/), features an article from NWABF’s CFO Bernard Asher, on the 4 Key Pillars that make up a successful investment in a biofuels project. The PDF seen below runs in the July print magazine (available to subscribers). The article focuses on the 4 key ...
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ASTM Standards for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Producers

Positive interest is growing for increasing the use of sustainable aviation fuel in the commercial airline industry. In recent months, the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), approved and published a new 7th Annex to ASTM D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons) to establish the criteria for blending sustainable aviation ...