Canada has more biomass resource per capita than any other nation and New Brunswick is rich in renewable resources. An abundant supply of many types of biomass is of great importance in the production of biofuels. However, biomass is often widely distributed and low in energy density. Harvesting, transporting and storing large volumes of low-energy-density biomass to a centralized biofuel processing plant are very costly.
Using an innovative catalytic thermo-chemical technology (CPLT) discovered by Dr. Ying Zheng, New Brunswick will see the development of its first mobile bio-refinery. The mobile biorefinery can easily be moved on location where the biomass is available and provide a more efficient and less costly access to low energy density biomass.