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May 8, 2021

What We’re Reading | University of Alberta entrepreneur transforms waste into jet fuel

By Morgan Black, Global News

A made-in-Alberta success story is taking flight after a University of Alberta professor found a way to transform agriculture and forestry waste into jet fuel.

Dr. David Bressler is the project lead of FORGE Hydrocarbons.

He has studied the conversion of agricultural and forestry material into fuels, chemicals and materials for years. Nearly two decades of research and development helped the group create the project, focused on lipid conversion.

“So when animals go to slaughter, the waste components go to rendering where they separate and recover the fats,” Bressler explained. “That’s the target of what we’re looking at. It’s the lowest value and we get the highest bang for our buck converting that to reusable fuels.”

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