News Archive

October 27, 2020
ERMP October 2020 newsletter available
Find the October 2020 newsletter here for download including the latest updates in our research and new proposals for phase 3.

October 26, 2020
New researchers and alumni
The program welcomes several new researchers. Browse bios and get to know our new team.

October 23, 2020
Bioproducts Institute approved as UBC’s newest Global Research Excellence (GREX) Institute
How a group of UBC researchers is poised to make B.C the Hub of a Global Green Economy. More info on the link!

February 15, 2018
James Olson appointed Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
The UBC Board of Governors has accepted the President’s recommendation to appoint Dr. James Olson as the new Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, effective March 1, 2018.

November 25, 2016
We can see the future for the trees
Despite its reputation, forestry is not only sustainable, it's flexible... and it's set to bring us countless innovations in the coming decades.

May 12, 2016
Pulp and Paper Centre’s 30th Anniversary
The Centre turns 30! Come celebrate at our May 28th Open House. All partners and guests invited!

January 8, 2016
Using Python to characterize the structure of wood with Nicholas McIntosh
Nicholas McIntosh attended the Pycon Canada conference. VIDEO - watch his talk on the development of the computational and experimental tools that have been developed to characterize wood chips, and, ultimately, help us better understand the mechanics of the chip-compression process as a whole.

December 18, 2015
Q&A with David McDonald
Interview with guest speaker David McDonald, President of JDMcD Consulting Inc. and former Vice-President, University Programs and Strategic Partnerships at FPInnovations.

November 15, 2015
Advancing the World’s Bio-Economy
As featured on UBC's Office of the Vice President Research & International

October 28, 2015
Green Bio-Products Info Session
Find out how a UBC Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) degree in Green Bio-Products can help take your career to the next level.

July 3, 2015
Tour of UBC’s Bioenergy Research & Demonstration Facility (BRDF)
On June 16th, the research group had the opportunity to tour UBC's Bioenergy Research & Demonstration Facility (BRDF)


Interview with Gail Sherson, FPInnovations
Interview with Gail Sherson, past Research Manager of Market Pulp at FPInnovations, and supporter of the ERMP group.

October 27, 2014
Professor Olson receives APEGBC’s Meritorious Achievement Award
At APEGBC’s October 24th President’s Award Gala, Professor James Olson, P.Eng, received the 2014 Meritorious Achievement Award for his outstanding technical achievements and leadership in advancing BC’s pulp and paper industry. An industry leading expert in the application of physics and fluid mechanics, Olson’s research has led to revolutionary developments in the pulp and paper […]

October 21, 2014
Newsletter
A newsletter for Energy Reduction in Mechanical Pulping partners and supporters, it features faculty and student research, achievements, program updates and news. The lastest issue was released in October 2017 and can be found {here}. To view past issues, please visit the publications tab.

September 10, 2014
Research program welcomes new Program Manager
With the departure of Program Manager Francisco Fernandez, who now joins Howe Sound Pulp and Paper, the program is happy to announce the hire of Meaghan Miller as his replacement.  Meaghan received her B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering (Carleton) and an M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. […]

July 24, 2014
New Power Smart program announced
NEWS RELEASE Jul 24, 2014 Energy efficiency investments to reduce costs for pulp and paper producers SURREY – Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review and Jessica McDonald, President and CEO of BC Hydro, announced a new Power Smart program that will reduce electricity costs for pulp and paper […]

July 10, 2014
Pulp Friction
Featured story on Research Excellence UBC Annual Report, 2013-14 The path to advances in research in the forestry sector are being discovered and developed by Professor James Olson, associate dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships and former director of the UBC Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC). The way forward is clear: significantly reduce energy consumption […]

October 20, 2013
Optimizing Low Consistency Refining
Following our meeting at Howe Sound in August 2013, the UBC research team has performed a series of trials towards finding the optimal conditions to refine coarse softwood mechanical pulps. Francisco Fernandez, Marion Loubet and Nici Darychuk worked on designing the experiments and testing the pulp on different refining conditions. Nearly one ton of never […]

September 23, 2013
Pulp industry energy research gets $2.7M in funding
The official Media Release came from UBC News (online): 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 […]