Turning dead trees into gas: Biofuel research could spark new fuels

University of Washington researcher Fernando Resende is getting ready for the day that we run out of fossil fuels. Originally from Brazil, Resende, an assistant professor in the UW’s Biofuels and Bioproducts Laboratory, that same lab that received a $40 million infusion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is working on a parallel project to turn dead… Read More


UW, WSU score $80M to turn wood products into biofuels

Seattle’s biofuels industry took a big hit a few years ago when Imperium Renewables canceled its IPO, laid off staff and lost key contracts. But the biofuels industry (including Imperium) may be on the rebound. And the industry is getting a major shot in the arm today when U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces… Read More


Boeing, Alaska Air, WSU and others set ‘flight plan’ for renewable aviation fuels in the NW

A group of more than 40 regional companies, government entities and educational institutions have come together to explore the possibilities of creating an aviation biofuels industry in the Pacific Northwest. The group, operating under the acronym SAFN or Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest, released a report today which offers “flight paths” to tap into the Northwest’s vast… Read More