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Columbia Valley Local Section

Photo: Kelly via Creative Commons
Photo: Kelly via Creative Commons
Welcome to the Columbia Valley Local Section Website.

According to the Section Bylaws, the Columbia Valley Section consists of:

Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. This area includes all of Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, Yakima, and Klickitat Counties, and all Washington Counties eastward to the Idaho border as well as all counties in Idaho north of and including Idaho County.

This is shown approximately in the following map where the colored areas represent the Section within Washington and Idaho. The total area is estimated at approximately 51,000 square miles (132,000 square km). Activities tend to be centered around Richland, Washington.

Recent Events

AIChE - CVS August Webinar

Algae – The New Green Crude
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm PDT
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Algae provides one solution to help the US reduce its dependence on foreign oil and create new green jobs. Algae oil is renewable, does not affect the food channel and consumes CO2. It can be made into jet fuel, biodiesel, biogasoline and bioplastics. Algae biomass can be made into many different...Read more

AIChE - CVS July Webinar

Right from the Start: Mistakes to Avoid While Planning Capital Projects
Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm PDT
Posted by Nicholas Jaegers
Proper planning of capital projects is critical to final outcome. To achieve a project’s goals with respect to cost, schedule, quality, and operation, project teams must deliver a high quality conceptual design and project plan. This webinar starts with an overview of current best practices and...Read more