The Energy Reduction in Mechanical Pulping (ERMP) research program brings together a unique technical team of mechanical pulp producers, associated supplier industries, research institutes, universities, utilities and governments to develop and demonstrate the technical potential to reduce electrical energy by 1000 GWh/y, roughly enough to power 100,000 homes. The grant, funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and a consortium of 16 mechanical pulp companies, invests in the expertise and infrastructure of UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre and in new approaches to innovation developed by researchers from the Universities of British Columbia, Victoria, Toronto, and BCIT. Join us on this pioneering venture.