Washington state looks to develop aviation biofuels from wood waste

Legislation is being proposed in Washington state, by the Commissioner for Public Lands, to use wood waste as a feedstock for renewable jet fuel. Peter Goldmark wants the Department of Natural Resources to launch a pilot project under its forest biomass program to study manufacturing methods, markets and supply sources to convert forest wood waste to energy sources. The plan already has the support of Boeing Co., the Port of Seattle and the state Commerce Department. Boeing, Airbus, the U.S. Air Force and several airlines have been studying different alternative fuels made from plants and other sources.