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Canola, to reduce the demand for fossil fuel


Professor Ajay Dalai chairs the Canada Research Chair in Bioenergy and Ecological Chemical Treatments. He devised a process to use leftover canola seeds and turn them into biodiesel.

He wonders, among other things, how the agricultural industry can learn from the example of the forestry sector, which uses pellets and wood pellets as biodiesel useful for heating homes.

Saskatchewan, he believes, has sufficient material from canola production to support alternative biodiesel production.

At some point we will run out of fossil fuels. We are gradually reducing our use of petroleum to heat homes, as well as in transportation and industry.

We need to look to alternatives, sources that include bioenergy, adds the professor, not just for us, but also for future generations.

With information from Saskatchewan Weekend

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