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Towards a Wood Based Aviation Biofuel

The Northwest Wood-based Biofuels + Co-Products Conference:   Towards a Wood Based Aviation Biofuel April 28-30, 2014,  in Seattle

By Roy L Hales

Though production of jet fuel from wood feedstock is a new industry, cellulosic sources are expected to produce 16 billion gallons a year by 2022. America’s military and the airline industry have both set renewable fuel targets. Researchers, business leaders, government agencies, and economic development personnel are making assessments of the economic, social and environmental feasibility. An integrated refinery capable of producing 250,000 gallons a year, is being built at Boardman, Oregon. On April 28-30, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Washington State University Extention (WSU) are bringing stakeholders from four states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana) and BC together for a three day conference in Seattle.

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