Human waste to biocrude oil in 45 minutes.

Society produces a lot of waste and finding ways to manage and reuse it has been a robust industry for decades. Now Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA has developed a new process called hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) that breaks down the...

Sea-Tac Airport moves toward using biofuels.

Washington State’s international commercial airport is ahead of the curve on curbing carbon emissions. Research has been ongoing to develop jet biofuels that reduce the amount of carbon emissions and yet maintain the fuel efficiency that airlines want....

Cloud computing meets clean energy.

Cloud computing is made possible by installations of huge servers processing the big data that allows us all to stay connected. These server farms demand enormous amounts of energy. Two Washington State companies,  Microsoft and Amazon,  are world leaders in cloud...

Washington State testing sustainable jet fuels.

It’s one thing to reinvent jet fuel from biowaste, wood waste or cooking oil. And, there are Washington State scientists and aerospace companies researching and testing these alternative fuels. The next challenge is to determine if the infrastructure of tanks,...

Recharge your car or power your business from food waste.

Managing food waste is a universal problem. Energy is a universal need. Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy has engineered a solution that localizes the diversion of food waste into renewable energy for heat, power or vehicle fuel, as well as compost to renew soils. The...
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