Alberta Researchers Land $2.9-Million Federal Grant to Produce Jet Fuel from Ag Waste
- Apr 13, 2021 3:30 pm GMTApr 15, 2021 1:41 am GMT
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A research team at the University of Alberta has received a C$2.89-million grant from Natural Resources Canada to produce jet fuel from waste fats and oils.
“The aviation space is about 2% of our carbon footprint out there, and it really has nothing in the short term that can help them reduce their carbon footprint,” team leader David Bressler, associate dean of the U of A’s Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences, told an Edmonton-area CBC show earlier this week. “As we’re developing this, not only does it create that opportunity to blend with traditional fuels into traditional engines, it actually has better emissions criteria than some of the traditional petrochemicals.”