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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.