One Canadian airline is hopeful they can find a way to fly their jets using fuel produced from biowaste. WestJet has partnered with the Clean Energy Technology Centre in Drayton Valley to work on turning bio waste, primarily forestry waste, into sustainable bio jet fuel.
Drayton Valley Mayor Glenn McLean explains why this partnership makes such good sense.
“Because we’re in the middle of the forest and we have a Weyerhaeuser sawmill in the community as well so there’s lots of opportunity to collect wood-waste and use it in bio-industrial initiatives.”
McLean continues to say that adjacent to the Clean Energy Technology Centre is the Bio-Mile, which is an integrated bio-industrial park with close proximity to the ailing oil and gas sector.
The mayor says that this could be an area for oil and gas workers to transition their skills to sustainable energy work.