UBC BioProducts Institute receives $3.5M for bioproduct development

August 16, 2021
The University of British Columbia’s BioProducts Institute has received over $3.5M from the Government of Canada to support the development, scale-up, and production of bioproducts. UBC’s BioProducts Institute will develop ways to sustainably produce items such as filters, adhesives, lightweight materials, and personal protective equipment. “Innovative research at the BioProducts Institute and other areas at UBC is driving the growth of sustainable technologies and products that can mitigate climate change impacts and address other social and economic challenges,” said UBC President Santa Ono. “This investment from the federal government will leverage UBC’s research strength to accelerate the creation of sustainable bioproducts and support the forest industry and clean technology sector right here in BC, and across Canada.” Newswire (BC)