Study details viable pathway to develop sustainable aviation biofuels industry in Pacific Northwest; hydroprocessing of natural oils seen as the most immediate opportunity

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aviation fuel at the scale or speed needed to achieve industry goals, the report focuses on a portfolio of options, including different conversion technologies and sources of potentially sustainable biomass, including oilseeds, forest residues, solid waste, and algae. This opens the way to using forest and agricultural residue streams, as well as significant portions of municipal and industrial solid waste. Standard 2 (RFS2) Program.

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National Research Council Report Recommends Setting a US Carbon Budget Through 2050; Concludes Known Technologies Not Sufficient to Meet Budget Goals

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Either cap-and-trade, a system of taxing emissions, or a combination of the two could provide the needed incentives. The risks of nuclear power such as waste disposal and security/proliferation issues remain as significant concerns and must be successfully resolved. In some instances, it may be appropriate for state/local efforts to be preempted by new federal programs, but this must be balanced against the need to allow for flexibility and innovation.

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