Process of Converting Woody Biomass to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Woody biomass is organic matter from trees and plants. Tree and plant debris is used as an energy source. Energy comes from the sun through a process called photosynthesis and is released when woody biomass is burned or decomposes.

Woody biomass is defined (by Forest and Rangelands) as the by-product of management, restoration, and hazardous fuel reduction treatments, as well as the product of natural disasters, including trees and woody plants (limbs, tops, needles, leaves, and other woody parts, grown in a forest, woodland, or rangeland environment).

How NWABF’s Process Works

Leftover wood and woody plant biomass is converted to produce sustainable aviation fuel.

  • Wood scraps, sawdust, and forest debris are collected and prepared for conversion
  • The prepared biomass goes through a thermochemical process and all forms of energy are collected to create syngas
  • The syngas is cleaned and cracked to produce renewable kerosene (jet fuel) also known as Sustainable Aviation Fuel 

Did You Know?

biomass renewable resources - Woody biomass to sustainable aviation fuel

Woody biomass is a renewable energy source. Through our reforestation process, all forest wood is traceable from the time the tree was planted to becoming renewable biojet fuel and replanted.
Biomass has been around since the beginning of time when man burned wood for heating and cooking.

Wood biomass campfire biomass energy

If you’ve ever been near a campfire or a fireplace, you’ve experienced biomass energy using wood.

Contact Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC to learn more about our sustainable, cellulosic, commercial scale, ASTM compliant sustainable aviation biojet fuel in Washington State, using a voluminous supply of woody biomass from local feedstock suppliers.