ABOUT 2018-04-13T16:40:24-07:00

ABOUT CBSCI

CBSCI is enabling a low carbon future for Canadian aviation by generating hands-on experience with biojet integration in the co-mingled fuel supply of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

Objectives

CBSCI’s objectives are four-fold:
1. Demonstrate operational feasibility of biojet fuels in the domestic jet fuel supply system,
2. Catalyze the development of the domestic biojet sector,
3. Validate Canadian biojet supply chain elements, and
4. Generate hands‐on experience with biojet handling and integration

Organizational Structure

CBSCI is guided by a steering committee that is responsible for project oversight, financial management, and review of project results. Includes representatives from Air Canada, BioFuelNet, IATA, Transport Canada, Queen’s University, SkyNRG, and Waterfall.

CBSCI project activities are carried out by a research group (McGill University, University of Toronto, Queen’s University, SkyNRG, Waterfall), and a fuel operations group (Air Canada, SkyNRG, Waterfall).

Funding

CBSCI has primary funding from the Green Aviation and Research Development Network (GARDN), a Business-led Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada.

Additional project funding is provided by BioFuelNet Canada and IATA, with significant in-kind contribution (fuel purchase) from Air Canada.

Process

CBSCI has operational and research activity streams that pursue project objectives in coordination. At its core, CBSCI is a biojet via co-mingled fuel infrastructure blending trial, with research elements investigating and defining the components of a future domestic biojet supply chain, including potential feedstock sources, biojet processing/refining, delivery logistics and enabling policy framework.