Why Grays Harbor?
- Multiple Sites are available in Grays Harbor and are all on the water. NWABF has the Sites ranked and is pursuing an LOI with its primary choice of land. A ranking system by virtue of a matrix of important features is aiding the Company in its selection process.
- Similar Projects and EIS type studies have been performed for Projects that create much more pollution and emissions than the NWABF Project. Therefore; the mood is very positive that the Project permitting will pass the “smell” test.
- All Sites are Zoned Industrial. The price of each Site is Competitive.
- Pipelines to Airport are accessible through existing companies who are anxious to be part of the Project.
- Pipeline to Barge Carriers is in place. Some refurbishing may be needed.
- Water Access with Dolphins, Terminals and Dock are consistent with the three Sites.
- Natural Gas, Water, Electric and Rail all Available On-site
- Multiple Transportation Arteries Available
- Woody Bio-mass Services Located Within the Same Harbor
- Grinding Services
- Chipping Services
- Large Sawmill Operations
- Feedstock is Within a Reasonable Distance North and South and there are Government studies that verify its existence.
- Woody Biomass Operations On-site
- Multiple LOI’s Executed with Well-known Suppliers
- Confirmed over 3X of the Annual Volume Available
- Verifiable Redundancy
Political Environment Positives
- Seattle Port Authority
- Owns some of the Required and Available Infrastructure to the Airport
- Owns the Airport
- Infrastructure Already in Place for Delivery of Fuel
- Partners Who Have Necessary “Blending” Capability for the Project Being Engaged
- Access to Terminals for Loading/Offloading of Fuel for our Off-taker
- Access to Dolphins and Dock at Property Site
- Access to Timber Resources Loading and Offloading via Truck or Barge in place
- Grays Harbor Port Authority
- Distressed Opportunity Zone
- New Market Tax Credits
- Familiarity of Industry
- Benefits County of Grays Harbor with Increased Taxes and Jobs
- Research Firms in State of WA Who Provide Critical, Verifiable Woody Biomass Availability Data and Statistics, (NARA, DNR), Willing to Participate
- State of Washington Senate, Department of Natural Resources and Governor Support Green Initiatives
Why Woody Biomass:
- Woody Biomass produces near-zero sulfur, significantly less than oil-based jet fuel and reduces dependence on Carbon-based fuels
- USDA (NARA Project) developed a 5-year comprehensive approach to evaluating woody biomass building a supply chain for aviation biofuel with the goal of increasing efficiency from forest to technology processes
- The NARA Project is the most ambitious and comprehensive project to date that defines demand, opportunity, support and supply chain that make woody biomass one of the most available and efficient biomass feedstock available for the production of aviation fuel
- The project was conducted and headed by Washington State University with support from: University of Washington, Oregon State University, private industry and many additional participants and contributors