Our next event will be Tuesday, September 28th at the Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir St.) from 7:30-8:30 pm.
Dr. Valdeir Arantes, a Post-doctoral fellow at the Forest Products Biotechnology Group at UBC will be speaking about bioethanol from lignocellulosics. Below is the abstract. We hope to see you there!

From waste to biofuels: Illusion or reality?

It is important for the health of our planet and the energy security of most countries that we find sustainable alternatives to current petroleum-based transportation fuels. In this matter, biofuels derived from the bioconversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks continues to attract more and more global interest as a potentially and environmentally compatible alternative to burning fossil fuels. As Biofuels R&D advance, so do the ethical, legal and social issues for widespread development of lignocellulosic biofuels. This time, we will have an opportunity to discuss the reality and myths/illusion about biofuels.


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