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Boeing [NYSE: BA], the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada’s aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel. A 2015 study found that aviation biofuel made from forest waste could meet 10 percent of British Columbia’s annual jet fuel demand.
Shown here, waste bark and wood chips at a plywood plant near Kamloops, British Columbia. Photo credit: Nexterra Systems Corp.

Boeing, Canadian Aviation Industry Launch Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Project

A consortium that includes Boeing will assess whether forest waste could also be harnessed to produce sustainable aviation biofuel using thermochemical processing.

Cast-off cedar logs used for more than just heating at UBC

Cast-off cedar logs used for more than just heating at UBC

UBC assistant professor Heather Trajano is extracting valuable compounds from western red cedar waste wood (used to for heating and energy generation at UBC).

Advancing the World’s Bio-Economy

Advancing the World’s Bio-Economy

As featured on UBC’s Office of the Vice President Research & International

Event:  INNOVATE 2015

Event: INNOVATE 2015

Join us for Innovate 2015: UBC Applied Science Dialogues. FBP’s Heather Trajano will be presenting.

Dr. Joerg Bohlmann inducted into the Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Joerg Bohlmann inducted into the Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Joerg Bohlmann inducted into the Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

China-Canada Joint Centre for BioEnergy Research & Innovation (C-C JCBERI)

China-Canada Joint Centre for BioEnergy Research & Innovation (C-C JCBERI)

The China-Canada Joint Centre for BioEnergy Research & Innovation (C-C JCBERI) opened on August 15, 2015

7th International Colloquium on Eucalyptus Pulp

Dr. Richard Chandra, Research Associate at UBC’s Wood Science, Forestry, had the opportunity to make a keynote presentation for the 7th International Colloquium on Eucalyptus Pulp (ICEP) that was held in Vittoria ES, Brazil this past May 29th. The conference was amazing featuring the “state of the art” in pulp and paper research, and most […]

New Master of Engineering Leadership in Green Bio-Products

New Master of Engineering Leadership in Green Bio-Products

The Master of Engineering Leadership in Green Bio-Products degree allows you to take your place as a valued leader and sector specialist in this emerging industry. Launching January 2016, apply now.

Professional Development Course – registration open

Professional Development Course – registration open

Limited registration for Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology course is now open. Course runs April 13-15, 2015.

PaperWeek 2015 Feature

PaperWeek 2015 Feature

James Olson and his team are heading to PaperWeek Conference 2015, Montreal, Feb. 2-5, where their work on novel cellulose foam material will be featured.

Call for Abstracts – ICBB2015

Call for Abstracts – ICBB2015

The 5th International Conference on Biorefinery (ICBB2015) will be held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, in August 2015. Call for Abstracts deadline is March 31st.