BC Pulp and Paper BioAlliance




UBC has been an active participant in the development of the 2016 Forest Sector Competitiveness Strategy in partnership with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, FP Innovations and forest sector CEOs, including those of Canfor, Catalyst, Paper Excellence, West Fraser, Domtar and Harmac Pacific.

One of the key recommendations was the establishment of the BC Pulp and Paper BioAlliance (BioAlliance) to identify, research and deliver “best bet” technologies for the provincial industry to accelerate the biobased economy. The BioAlliance will collectively invest in research and innovation, and form a unique partnership between UBC BioProducts Institute (BPI) and FP Innovations, Canada’s national forest bioproducts commercialization laboratory. This relationship, and the direct involvement of the BioAlliance partners, will have an important impact on increasing knowledge mobilization and connect UBC BPI research output to users.