Alberta researchers investigate lignin as feedstock for biofuel

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

The University of Alberta has developed an exciting new technology supported by Alberta Innovates which is able to convert oils and fats, commonly known as lipids, into green fuels such as renewable diesel and bio jet fuel.

The feedstock used in the lipid-to-hydrocarbon (LTH) technology developed at the U of A is typically plant oil from crops including non-food-grade canola or animal fats. Now, researchers are being asked to consider byproducts from the forest industry, such as lignin, as a potential feedstock.

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