Congratulations to Prof. Jack Saddler who was named the 2015 recipient of the Green Fuels Industry Award by the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA).
The award is presented to an individual for outstanding dedication to the advancement of renewable fuels in Canada. Dr. Saddler is a world leader in the conversion of forest residues into liquid fuels and chemicals. He sees the opportunity in Canada for biofuel and biorefinery technologies to bring about major changes to our sustainable energy future.
“It is an honour to receive this award from the CRFA, who has been at the forefront of ‘encouraging’ Canadian society to ‘green-up’ and ‘carbon-down’,” said Dr. Saddler. “I am, and have been, fortunate to work with some very smart, innovative and driven people. They deserve this award as much as me. I have also been lucky enough to work within farsighted organizations such as IEA and UBC. I could not do what I do without their support. My First Nations’ friends encourage me to think in terms of what type of world we will live within seven-generations (the best a real-time oral history might span). Fossil fuels are finite. No matter their current cost, their use is unsustainable. Canada is blessed with sustainably managed bio-feedstocks and innovative people that can build our bioeconomy. I look forward to celebrating their accomplishments at future CRFA meetings.” Learn more at MarketWired.