Aviation biofuels: Tracking wood in landfills, future energy source

Karl Englund’s research would be easier if all homes were built of Legos. “If we designed for disassembly like that, you could just build your house, take it apart when you’re done with it and then sell all the parts,” said Englund, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University. Read more…

Ashraf Alam and Liv Haselbach have received a $20,000 Portland Cement Association (PCA) Fellowship

pcaAshraf Alam and Liv Haselbach have received a $20,000 Portland Cement Association (PCA) Fellowship for work entitled “Model Development for Carbon Sequestration for Pavement Infrastructures.” This is one of two fellowships that were awarded this year. Ashraf is a PhD candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department with a structural and sustainability focus. The award was presented by Jennifer Hitch, of the Northwest Regional Office of the PCA.

Ashraf will be performing testing on old pavement specimens taken from applications around the country using the TGA in the analytical lab at CMEC to determine how … » More …

April 11-13: World industry leaders focus on biofuels, composites

Washington State University’s International Wood Composites Symposium is collaborating for the first time with the Northwest Advanced Renewable Alliance (NARA) to present “Managing the Woody Biomass Supply Chain – Impact on Your Business” on April 11-13. The symposium will focus on global trends, competing demands and opportunities in the woody biomass supply chain and its impacts on business success. Read more…