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We can see the future for the trees

We can see the future for the trees

Despite its reputation, forestry is not only sustainable, it’s flexible… and it’s set to bring us countless innovations in the coming decades.

Government of Canada invests in new genomic applications projects

Government of Canada invests in new genomic applications projects

Dr. Joerg Bohlmann is working with the B.C. government to more rapidly breed western redcedar trees with high-value attributes that will protect this $1-billion industry from threats posed by climate change and pathogens.

Professor James Olson with post-doctoral research fellow Hayder Salem in the Pulp and Paper Centre lab.

Advancing Applied Science Research

The FBP Institute is maximizing BC’s natural resource advantage to lead the bio-revolution: extracting high-value products from bio-mass to create alternative and sustainable materials, energy and chemicals.

2 SEMINARS @ Pulp and Paper Centre

Join us on August 23rd to hear 2 exciting presentations from Visiting Professors Angeles Blanco and Carlos Negro, Professors, Chemical Engineering, University Complutense, Madrid

Dewatering study could improve biomass processes

Dewatering study could improve biomass processes

Optimizing pressing has the potential to make dewatering processes more cost- and energy-efficient.

Seminar: Real-Time Imaging of Plant Cell Wall Nanoscale Architecture and Biodegradation

Join us with distinguished guest Dr. Shi-You Ding, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University

Advanced Biofuels Symposium, July 6-8

From July 6-8, 2016, BioFuelNet hosts its annual Advanced Biofuels Symposium in downtown Vancouver, at the Sheraton Wall Centre.

Linneborn Prize awarded to Prof. Jack Saddler

Linneborn Prize awarded to Prof. Jack Saddler

The Johannes Linneborn Prize was established in 1994 to honour scientific, technical or managerial merit in the development of biomass, attained over a long period of continuous achievements. It is primarily a European Award but can occasionally be awarded to a Non-European.

Pulp and Paper Centre’s 30th Anniversary

Pulp and Paper Centre’s 30th Anniversary

The Centre turns 30! Come celebrate at our May 28th Open House. Tell your friends!

Watching Wood Grow

Watching Wood Grow

FBP’s Steven Withers, Professor at UBC’s Department of Chemistry, recently published an article in Nature on “Observing cellulose biosynthesis and membrane translocation in crystallo”.

Clean water no longer a pipe dream

Clean water no longer a pipe dream

Madjid Mohseni has been working with remote and First Nations communities for more than 15 years to develop local, reliable water treatment systems. In this Q&A, he explains how his team helped design a water treatment system for a First Nations community in Lytton, B.C.

Boeing eyes B.C. forest waste as jet fuel

Airline giant working with UBC to examine potential of biofuels to power passenger planes.

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, 2016.