BioEnergy 2016: Transformation, Innovation & Chang

Over the three days of the conference, held at the centre of one of the largest biomass fibre baskets in the world, there will be many opportunities to learn more about the industry in British Columbia as well as the latest global trends in fibre supply, sustainability, products, technology, policies and other drivers of the future bioeconomy [...]

Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products Confer

The goal of this conference is to bring together the global, national, and regional communities of researchers, business leaders, government agencies, and economic development personnel to share research findings, ideas, and strategies for the sustainable development of a wood-based biofuels and co-products industry in the northwest United States [...]

Extension Sustainability Summit 2016

Join us for an exciting two-day Summit addressing sustainability and Extension’s outreach role. ESS2016 will provide an avenue to transition the ongoing conversations around sustainability outreach into an action plan. You will hear from and engage in conversations with speakers on topics ranging from sustainability youth education to energy independent communities (topics may vary based on [...]

Our Mission

To focus on sustainability, while developing regional biofuel solutions that are economically viable, socially acceptable, and meet the high environmental standards of the Pacific Northwest.

What is NARA?

Scientists from public universities, government laboratories and private industry from throughout the Northwest, and beyond, are joining together to focus on developing ways to turn one of the region's most plentiful commodities—wood and wood waste—into jet fuel.

Led by Washington State University, the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) will take a holistic approach to building a supply chain for aviation biofuel with the goal of increasing efficiency in everything from forestry operations to conversion processes. Using. . . View More


NARA is primarily supported by an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30416 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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