Alberta Biojet Initiative (ABI): Upgrading of University of Alberta's LTH technology to Biojet
This study, which will be part of a larger research project, aims to develop two pathways to generate biojet from a range of model compounds and Alberta-sourced lipid feedstocks. The latter feedstock includes restaurant greases, low-value oils from agricultural crops, and tallow from the rendering industry. The first approach focuses on modifying standardized isomerization approaches currently utilized for the creation of jet fuel from hydrocarbons and other renewable fuels. The second focuses on optimization and deployment of a novel patented Lipid-to-Hydrocarbon (LTH) process developed by the Bressler laboratory. This dual approach is strengthened through partnerships with the expertise and infrastructure of CanmetENERGY and FORGE Hydrocarbons.