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Aviation and Greenhouse Gas Reductions: A Role for

While EPA estimates that aircraft contribute 11 percent of the GHG emissions within the U.S. transportation sector – 3 percent of total U.S. emissions – significant growth in the sector is expected. By 2035, aircraft emissions likely will increase by almost 50 percent. EPA’s proposal would cover smaller aircraft such as the Cessna Citation CJ2+ up to the largest jet aircraft & [...]

State Policy Wood Energy Database

The State Policy Wood Energy Database provides a comprehensive directory of state policies affecting wood energy development in every state in the country. Detailed information is provided on individual regulations, tax incentives, grants, technical assistance programs and other policies for a variety of applications. Each policy includes links to enabling legislation and other relevant [...]

What is nature worth? Studies detail monetary valu

Perhaps anyone who takes a minute to stare at the mountains, forests or rivers understands the natural amenities Montanans enjoy have a value with no discernable price tag. While the intangible values may remain in the memories of family hunting camps or river floats, recent studies continue to show that our natural backdrop makes for a significant economic impact as well [...]

Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamen

Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education is an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning about energy. The framework identifies seven Essential Principles and a set of Fundamental Concepts to support each principle. The guide does not seek to identify all areas of energy understanding, but rather to focus on those that are essential for all [...]

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


USDA NIFA

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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