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September 23, 2013

Pulp industry energy research gets $2.7M in funding

Media Release | September 23, 2013 The University of British Columbia’s Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC) has received $2.7 million to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions of one of B.C.’s largest industries by 50 per cent before 2020. The grant, funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and a consortium […]
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September 19, 2013

Visit to the Zellstoff Celgar kraft pulp mill by PPC researchers

September 19, 2013 By Nici Darychuk, RA and Technician at the Pulp and Paper Centre This September, eleven researchers from the Pulp and Paper Centre took a road trip to the beautiful Kootenay region of British Columbia. The destination was one of the largest and most modern single line kraft pulp mills in North America, […]
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September 11, 2013

The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation invites PPC researcher to Sweden

September 11, 2013 Pulp and Paper Centre researcher Ata Sina has been selected to attend the Marcus Wallenberg Award Ceremony, Symposium and Session for Young Researchers. He is one of five Canadian students invited to attend the festivities in Sweden. Sina is a MASc student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of […]
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September 3, 2013

Recovery of pulp waste strengthens paper products

In August 2012 Assistant Professor Heather Trajano joined UBC’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and joins the Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC) as a faculty associate. Her research focuses on finding ways to enable chemical and fuel production from biomass in order to meet the growing demand for energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and […]
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August 28, 2013

Canfor Pulp’s President Presents $75,000 Research Award

Media Release | August 28, 2013 Canfor Pulp Products Incorporated is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 award issued under the Canfor Pulp University Grants Program. Dr. Heather Trajano of the University of British Columbia and Dr. Rodger Beatson of the British Columbia Institute of Technology will receive the grant to support their […]
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July 12, 2013

Dr. John R. Grace is appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada

Dr. John R. Grace, Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Faculty Associate at the Pulp and Paper Centre, has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada. The award was announced by His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and awarded for Dr. Grace’s contributions […]
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July 11, 2013

2013 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program Results are Announced

NSERC has announced the 2013 competition results for the Discover Accelerator Supplements (DAS) Program. $15 million was awarded to 125 applicants, including Dr. James Olson, Director of the Pulp and Paper Centre. Receiving the additional resources speaks to the importance and innovative work being conducted by Dr. Olson titled “Towards an Engineering Design Tool for […]
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July 8, 2013

Seminar Notice – July 12, 2013

Dr. Lisbeth Olsson, Professor and Co-Director at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, will be presenting a seminar on Friday July 12, 2013 from 9:00-9:30 am in the Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Room 2916. Please join us to hear a talk on “Bio-based Economy Possibilities and Challenges: A Swedish Perspective”. Abstract: Our society […]
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April 25, 2013

Canfor Pulp 2013 Grants Program Announced

The Pulp and Paper Centre and Canfor wish to announce the 2013 competition in the Canfor Pulp Grants Program. As you may recall, this program supports research at UBC in collaboration with Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership.
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March 27, 2013

UBC in Pulp and Paper Canada – Rethinking Refining

The quest to reduce energy consumption is driving research programs and process changes that will help mechanical pulp mills employ more low-consistency refining.
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