BC Bioenergy Network

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Opportunities for Advanced Liquid Biofuels in Western Canada

Biomass Energy Network (BEN) and BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) partnered to present a two-panel discussion titled: “Opportunities for Advanced Liquid Biofuels in Western Canada”

The event took place from 9 am to 11:30 am PST (10 am to 12:30 pm MST) on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020.

View recording here.

The Canadian government’s release of the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) is anticipated to facilitate innovation and the development of new technologies and fuel streams to support compliance. The proposed regulations for liquid fuels in the CFS pose an opportunity for advanced liquid biofuels throughout the nation. Western Canada has abundant agricultural and forestry resources, along with industrial and technical expertise that could be leveraged to promote innovation in the liquid biofuels space. To address this opportunity, the event featured two panels:

1) Clean Fuel Standard: An Opportunity to Grow the Bioeconomy

2) Breaking Down Feedstock Supply

The first panel discussed how the CFS will require innovation to support compliance and change in markets. As overarching policy, the CFS will create a new environment that will demand new fuel types and lower carbon fuels. The webinar explored the question: as Western Canada is abundant in biomass and technical capability, how do we seize this opportunity to grow the bioeconomy?

The second discussed feedstock supply chains and their impact on the liquid fuels space in Western Canada. This panel outlined existing obstacles within feedstock supply chains and discuss promising and innovative solutions that could assist in addressing such obstacles.

Download the program here.

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