About Biomass Gasification

Biomass gasification involves converting raw materials, or biomass, into an energy-rich gas mixture called syngas. Recent holistic studies show the production of liquid fuel via the syngas route holds the potential to be greener and more economical than biodiesel produced from vegetable oil and ethanol produced from wheat or straw. Development and export of biomass gasification technology and know-how could help significantly enhance the perception of Canada as a green energy supplier.


The U of S is working to become a leader in fuel and technology research and to build a demonstration gasifier to accept biomass and bio-oil feedstocks.

U of S Research Strengths in Biomass Gasification

The U of S has internationally recognized researchers and outstanding infrastructure in infectious disease and vaccine research and research in life sciences is a priority of the U of S. Below are just some of the supports that are available to U of S our researchers:


  • The U of S is a national research leader in biomass conversion technologies and in agronomy of second and third generation fuel crops, and is ideally positioned to become an international leader in biomass conversion research. Our location (natural vegetation regions with grassland, parkland and forest), provides the natural resources needed to research biomass conversion and diversify the Canadian biomass production industry.
  • The University offers a strong Canadian environment for biomass research, bringing together researchers from many disciplines and nearby innovation organizations to form a well-intergrated cluster of activity. More »