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.