Tree Frog Forestry News

Wood Fuels Could Fly

NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd.
November 21, 2019
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

A major milestone was reached this week with the publication of a report assessing the potential of producing liquid fuels from forest residues. An extensive three-year project led by NORAM and the University of British Columbia showed that thermochemical liquefaction technologies offered viable routes to producing fuels, notably biojet, with significantly lower carbon intensities than petroleum-derived jet fuel. A consortium of aviation industry stakeholders, working together under the mantle of Canada’s Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), tasked laboratories in Canada and the USA with the challenge of upgrading several different biocrudes derived from wood into a range of liquid fuels with a lower overall carbon footprint than their petroleum equivalents. The report can be downloaded for free from the IEA Bioenergy Task 39 website

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