Forest Residues and Bioenergy

Waste to Wisdom

Oregon State University is a collaborating institution in the Waste to Wisdom research project led by Humboldt State University.  Waste to Wisdom is an innovative biomass research project funded by a $5.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Biomass Research and Development Initiative program. Humboldt State University and 15 regional partners are building on existing research on the conversion of forest residues into bioenergy and other valuable bio-based products.

Forest to Farm

This is one of the 2015 College of Forestry Integrated Working Forest Landscape (IWFL) projects with the goal of evaluating opportunities for biochar production to reduce forest wildfire hazard, sequester carbon, and increase productivity of dryland soils. Industrial partners include BSEI INC and Walking Point Farms.

Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA)

Oregon State University is a collaborating institution in the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) led by Washington State University.  This five-year $37.5 million USDA NIFA funded grant is to build a supply chain for aviation biofuel with the goal of increasing efficiency in from forestry operations to conversion processes. Using primarily softwood forest harvest residues, the project aims to create a sustainable industry to produce aviation biofuels and important co-products.

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