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Today, June 5th 2017, BioFuelNet celebrates Canada hosting the World Environment Day this year, and the start of the Canadian Environment Week (June 4th – 10th, 2017). Environmental sustainability is at the very core of BFN’s vision. We strive to find innovative and sustainable ways to move away from fossil fuels and tap into Canadian resources to create and commercialize low-carbon renewable fuels. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not and here’s why.

The researchers who are part of the BioFuelNet network have given a whole new meaning to “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” by finding use in the things that we throw away, may it be agricultural or forestry residues, municipal waste or used cooking oils. Some have even found plants capable of cleaning up soils while proving to be excellent feedstocks. The thing is, most people are looking in the wrong places to find innovation, ignoring the fact that some of the sources of renewable fuels are right under our sink, in the garbage can.


Some may argue that cars can run on electricity instead of biofuels. For new cars, we agree. But what about heavy trucks? Airplanes? Although it is a very important and useful component of our energy landscape, electricity can only do so much. Many airlines are already trying biofuels out, because they see and understand its potential (example: Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, United Airlines, etc).

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To conclude, we are happy to be celebrating this special day, and are proud of the researchers in our network who work hard every day to make a difference and act on climate change issues.

To learn more on the history of advanced biofuels, click here.

To register to our online course on advanced biofuels, click here.

About BioFuelNet Canada
BioFuelNet Canada is a network that brings together the Canadian biofuels research community to aggressively address the challenges impeding the growth of an advanced biofuels industry, while focusing on non-food biomass as biofuel feedstocks. BioFuelNet includes renowned, multi-disciplinary experts from academia, government, industry and investment working together in a concerted and synergistic way. This group is working to develop and apply novel and innovative science, engineering and socio-economic strategies that will enhance environmental sustainability for future generations.


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