Due to scheduled site maintenance, we will not be receiving contact requests, event invitations, meeting requests or webforms from Saturday, October 16 at 3PM to Sunday, October 17 at 9AM.

Gov. Inslee statement on Federal Aviation Administration's announcement regarding new Center of Excellence at Washington State University

September 13, 2013


Gov. Jay Inslee's statement regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's announcement that Washington State University will co-lead a coalition of 16 university partners around the country in being home to a Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment

"Given our combination of vibrant agriculture and aerospace know-how, Washington is in a unique position to lead the world in the advancement of new technologies that enable a viable market for aviation biofuels. Winning this research center was an important element of our Washington Aerospace Industry Strategy. I am thrilled that the FAA has recognized our competitive potential and the excellence of WSU in establishing this center here.

 "This is a step towards seizing the opportunity to create jobs in Washington by growing, processing, refining and deploying advanced biofuels at commercial scale."

Media Contact 

Office of the Governor
Jaime Smith