Calgary company hopes unique biofuel technology can help decarbonize Canada’s airline industry

By Emma Graney
The Globe and Mail
September 16, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

Inside a nondescript building in an industrial park on the outskirts of Calgary, one company is hoping its unique biofuel technology can help decarbonize Canada’s airline industry. It’s part of a larger push toward establishing a sustainable aviation fuel production sector. …And for Calgary’s SixRing Inc., the ultimate goal is to play a key role in that economic opportunity. The company recently received $1.4-million from the federal government, which it will use to scale up production with its technology. Unlike other biofuels, which often use food-derived feedstocks such as canola oil, it uses crop and forestry by-products including straw and corn husks, wood chips, bark and wood infested with pine beetles. …Over the next three decades the airline industry expects technology to move toward hydrogen- or electrical-powered aircrafts, but in the meantime it’s eyeing Sustainable Aviation Fuel as a kind of stopgap measure.

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