Canadian Biomass Magazine

Researchers studying if wood scrap can be jet fuel

September 17, 2012
By John Tenpenny

September 17, 2012, Missoula, MT- Researchers working to see if Northwest wood scrap can be turned into jet fuel say they've made good progress in the first year of their $40 million project, but they haven't figured out how the project would make money.

Dozens of researchers from all over the Northwest gathered in Missoula the past two days for the first conference of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, a group formed last year to explore the idea of converting the region's massive reserves of wood into jet fuel.

The research groups, funded through a USDA grant, are asking how much wood supply is available and how expensive recovering it would be.

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