BIOFUELNET CANADA

BIOFUELNET CANADA

Headed by Don Smith of McGill University, BioFuelNet Canada brings together 74 researchers from 25 postsecondary institutions focused on the development of advanced biofuels. Known as second- and third-generation biofuels, these are manufactured from non-food biomass such as algae, agricultural waste and forestry waste. The BioFuelNet Canada network focuses on accelerating research and technological development to commercialize advanced biofuels and make them a major source of renewable energy over the next few years. As a network of centres of excellence, BioFuelNet receives major funding from the federal government – $25 million over five years – as well as support from 40 industry partners. The BioFuelNet team, which started work in 2012, is located at the INGO Innovation Centre in the heart of the Quartier de l’innovation.