Opening of the New UBC bioenergy facility – the new Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)

Opening of the New UBC bioenergy facility – the new Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)

Building on work conducted at UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) over the past 15 years, the new Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) will bring together top academic researchers and industry partners to create leading-edge technologies that could significantly reduce our reliance on carbon-intensive fossil fuels.

From left: Dr. Pat Kirchen, associate professor in the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Jack Saddler, professor in UBC’s Faculty of Forestry; and Dr. Xiaotao Bi, director of the UBC Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre