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Boeing [NYSE: BA], the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada’s aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel. A 2015 study found that aviation biofuel made from forest waste could meet 10 percent of British Columbia’s annual jet fuel demand.
Shown here, waste bark and wood chips at a plywood plant near Kamloops, British Columbia. Photo credit: Nexterra Systems Corp.

Boeing, Canadian Aviation Industry Launch Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Project

A consortium that includes Boeing will assess whether forest waste could also be harnessed to produce sustainable aviation biofuel using thermochemical processing.

Cast-off cedar logs used for more than just heating at UBC

Cast-off cedar logs used for more than just heating at UBC

UBC assistant professor Heather Trajano is extracting valuable compounds from western red cedar waste wood (used to for heating and energy generation at UBC).