Navigation Links
First of its kind: WSU led Bio-Jet fuel project officially gets off the ground
Date:7/12/2010

PULLMAN, Wash. A major Washington State University effort to develop aviation bio-fuel is underway with the announcement of a strategic initiative called the "Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest" project; the first of its kind in the U.S. In partnership with Alaska Airlines, Boeing, the Port of Seattle, The Port of Portland, and Spokane International Airport, the project will look at biomass options within a four-state region as possible sources for creating renewable jet fuel.

"This really is an exciting development from both the economic impact to the Northwest, but also to the advancement of clean fuel technologies world-wide," said John Gardner, Vice President of Economic Development and Global Engagement at WSU.

Washington State University is recognized as one of the leading institutions in the world for its research and discovery work in bio-fuels.

"WSU scientists are already working on overcoming the obstacles standing in the way of efficiently using biomass to make bio-aviation fuel," said Ralph Cavalieri, director of WSU's Agricultural Research Center.

For example, Professor Norman G. Lewis is working on how best to break down the lignin in woody biomass such as forest byproducts to make it more easily convertible to fuel. Researcher Shulin Chen's lab is focusing on developing energy-rich algae, the technology to grow them all year, and a way to convert them into fuel and other products. Plant pathologist Scott Hulbert is working on making oilseeds such as camelina and canola viable agricultural crops, while WSU faculty at the Biological Sciences and Engineering Laboratory (BSEL) at WSU Tri-Cities and Pullman are collaborating with Pacific Northwest Laboratories on improved methods of catalytic conversion to liquid fuels.

"Washington State University is uniquely poised to tackle this project," said Gardner. "It's critical that understanding and policy keep pace with the science and technology as we
'/>"/>

Contact: Darin Watkins
darin.watkins@wsu.edu
509-335-4456
Washington State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Flemish researchers provide the first experimental evidence of dynamic allostery in protein regulation
2. Bacterial diversity of Tablas de Daimiel studied for first time
3. First preliminary profile of proteins in bed bugs saliva
4. UCI researchers develop worlds first plastic antibodies
5. Research on stem cells wins first prize for Hebrew University researcher
6. When do newborns first feel cold?
7. First detailed national map of land-cover vegetation released
8. Texas A&M veterinary researchers achieve cloning first
9. Plastic antibody works in first tests in living animals
10. ESA makes first GOCE dataset available
11. First Arizona Strides for Life event nets $25,000 for TGen research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/4/2014)... University School of Medicine announced today that it ... funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ... Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; and Vice Chair of ... of Medicine will pursue an innovative global health ... to Assess Fetal Neurodevelopment.", Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... England , November 4, 2014 ... and vertical market growth   Fuel3D , ... has closed a funding round totaling $6.4 million (£4 million). ... million) funding secured earlier this year and paves the way ... in 2015. The funding round was led by ...
(Date:11/3/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... and Companies" to their offering. This ... have already started to play an important role in the ... old fashioned bone marrow transplants. Role of cells in drug ... a part of medical practice. Stem cells are ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Temple University School of Medicine receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant 2Fuel3D Secures $6.4 Million in Expansion Funding 2Fuel3D Secures $6.4 Million in Expansion Funding 3Global Cell Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies: 2014 Report 2Global Cell Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies: 2014 Report 3
... HOUSTON, May 8, 2012 With the heart having limited ... cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world. Research ... lecture May 15 at the University of Houston (UH). ... of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present "Heart Making and ...
... University scientist and designer from Africa have together created ... with insecticides for warding off mosquitoes infected with malaria, ... the continent. Though insecticide-treated nets are commonly used ... prototype garment can be worn throughout the day to ...
... Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) WHAT: The ... scientists from industry, government, and academia for three ... biotechnology sector of the pharmaceutical sciences. The conference ... Training Course and two AAPS Workshops, transitions into ...
Cached Biology News:New heart repair strategies discussed at UH lecture May 15 2African scientist, designer partner to fashion anti-malaria garment that wards off bugs 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... Whitehouse Laboratories is pleased to announce ... (New Jersey) Chamber of Commerce as a member. ... in the North Jersey area, offers Whitehouse Laboratories ... clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology areas that ... enables Whitehouse Laboratories a higher level of visibility ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 25, 2014 Global biostimulants ... 2019 growing at an estimated CAGR of 12.5%. ... healthy food products with least ecological impacts, farmers ... fertilizers to boost crop yield more effectively & ... that can improve the return on investments. , ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Theravalues Corporation est fier d,annoncer le lancement de ... Hi Europe 2014 (du 2 au 4 décembre à ... la plus biodisponible actuellement sur le marché, elle ... approuvés par les règlements européens. La ... racine de curcuma ( Curcuma longa ) qui ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... 2014 Five American winners will ... Maktoum Awards for Medical Sciences", in its 8 th ... Emirates , on 15 December 2014. ... The Carter Center which won the Hamdan Award for ... numerous programs that aim to improve health and promote ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Whitehouse Laboratories Joins Morris County Chamber of Commerce 2Whitehouse Laboratories Joins Morris County Chamber of Commerce 32019 Biostimulants Market to Grow at a CAGR of 12.5% Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 22019 Biostimulants Market to Grow at a CAGR of 12.5% Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 32019 Biostimulants Market to Grow at a CAGR of 12.5% Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4La curcumine présentant la plus haute biodisponibilité bientôt en vente en Europe 2La curcumine présentant la plus haute biodisponibilité bientôt en vente en Europe 3Five US Winners Among Recipients of Hamdan Medical Awards 2
... Milestones, CRANBURY, N.J., Nov. 3 Amicus Therapeutics,(Nasdaq: ... third quarter of,2008. On a reported basis calculated in ... a net loss,attributable to common stockholders of $0.36 per ... three months ended September 30, 2008. As of,September 30, ...
... Nov. 3 Biomoda, Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: BMOD) ... announced today that BUYINS.NET, http://www.buyins.net, is initiating ... data to October 2008. From November 2006 to ... BMOD have traded,for a total dollar value of ...
... and GUELPH, Ontario, Nov. 3 LI-COR,Biosciences ... agreement to,distribute LI-COR biotechnology products in Canada ... local presence of Mandel Scientific skilled staff, ... enhance our ability to serve,our Canadian customers," ...
Cached Biology Technology:Amicus Therapeutics Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2Amicus Therapeutics Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3Amicus Therapeutics Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4Amicus Therapeutics Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5Amicus Therapeutics Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 6Amicus Therapeutics Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 7Amicus Therapeutics Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 8Amicus Therapeutics Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 9Amicus Therapeutics Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 10Amicus Therapeutics Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 11Biomoda, Inc. (BMOD) SqueezeTrigger Price is $0.27. Approximately 1 Million Shares Shorted Since November 2006 According to Buyins.net Research Report 2Biomoda, Inc. (BMOD) SqueezeTrigger Price is $0.27. Approximately 1 Million Shares Shorted Since November 2006 According to Buyins.net Research Report 3Biomoda, Inc. (BMOD) SqueezeTrigger Price is $0.27. Approximately 1 Million Shares Shorted Since November 2006 According to Buyins.net Research Report 4LI-COR Biosciences and Mandel Scientific Company Inc. Announce Distribution Agreement 2
Mouse polyclonal antibody to ALS2CR8 - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 (juvenile) chromosome region, candidate 8...
...
Mouse monoclonal [CAT-2] to Chloramphenicol Acetyltransferase...
Recommended fro Western blotting application...
Biology Products: