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Dr. Whiffen's research was related to the catalytic conversion of wood biomass to renewable fuel. Her work identified a catalyst formulation that led to increased fuel yields from biomass. Her findings assist in the development of a renewable fuel technology that can potentially help to alleviate Canada's dependence on fossil fuel.
A randomly-selected Doctoral citation each day: today from the Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD) - graduated in 2013