On April 28th, the Pulp and Paper Centre welcomed guests from Catalyst Paper ranging from Process Engineers to the Director of Energy. In this inaugural “Information Day”, Professors from Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemistry, and from the Department of Wood Science in Forestry gathered together for thoughtful discussions and spent the day presenting research on topics ranging from UBC’s Bio-economy network, Energy Reduction in Mechanical Pulping program at the Pulp and Paper Centre, the forest products biotechnology/bioenergy group in Forestry, and using catalysis to access value-added forest products.
It was a day filled with information on advanced research conducted at UBC and served as a backdrop to an innovation strategy that Catalyst Paper is preparing. UBC has various options for Industry to partner with researchers ranging from Discover Grants with NSERC, I2I’s, and through Industrial Research Chairs, to name just a few. We were happy to have James Olson, Associate Dean of Research and Industrial Partnerships at the Faculty of Applied Science join the meeting to elaborate on the benefits and the value collaborations with UBC’s research centers can bring to industry.
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