GreenChem UBC Sustainability Seminar Series: Anthony Lau – Mar 1 – Chemistry D Block D211 (Grad Lounge)

GreenChem UBC is thrilled to invite you to the third seminar in the ongoing Sustainable Science Seminar Series. In this series, we have been bringing to you a variety of researchers who are investigating a range of out-of-the-box solutions to our ecological issues. These sessions will be a great opportunity to hear and discuss imaginative research within the realm of sustainable science!

In our next session, we will be hearing from Dr. Anthony Lau, an associate professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering at UBC. He is a member of the Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group within the Clean Energy Research Center, and a member of the China-Canada Joint Centre for BioEnergy Research and Innovation. Please see below for the abstract of his presentation, as well as see the attached poster for more details.


WHEN: Chemistry D block, D211

WHERE: Thursday, March 1st (12:30 PM)

TITLE: Biomass as Fuel and as Biodegradable Polymer


Lignocellulosic waste biomass such as forest-origin residues, municipal wood waste and agricultural crop residues may be used as solid biofuel in non-densified form or densified form for thermal and thermochemical processes. The presentation will include a discussion of the relationship between biomass fuel quality and performance of an industrial gasifier as well as the techniques for the removal of ash and the inorganic constituents from biomass, both from the perspective of fuel quality improvement and management. The presentation will also include a brief discussion of the fate of biodegradable products during the bioconversion process of composting.



Coffee and donuts will be provided, please bring your own mugs and containers. We hope for your participation.