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Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Brassica napus (Canola), hydroprocessed esters & fatty acids (HEFA), Southeast, Sept. 2016

    Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. The data from this evaluation, compiled in September 2016, assesses the maturity of *Brassica napus* (Canola) as a feedstock for the Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids (HEFA) conversion process in the United States Southeast region.

    Unit process data for bio-jet fuel production from poplar biomass via bioconversion at a biorefinery

      A partial Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is conducted to investigate the life cycle impacts of a biorefinery designed to convert poplar tree chips into jet fuel via fermentation and subsequent hydrogenation. The goal of producing jet fuel from Populus (poplar) trees (bio-jet) is to create an alternative to petroleum based jet fuel (petro-jet). Currently no jet fuel producing biorefineries are in commercial operation and the results of this LCA will be used to assess a potential environmental impact that could result from scaling up the proposed system. Work is part of the Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest project.