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We are pleased to announce the following  research projects for the 2013-14 period:

For more information see Current Research

 Project List

Forestry Program – Value Applications for Alberta’s Forest Sector

 

  • Opportunities to integrate forest-based by-products with conventional industries

 

 

Amit Kumar, Chemical & Materials Engineering, U of A

  • Optimization and adaptation of a lipids-to-hydrocarbons (LTH) technology to convert Alberta-based tall oils into renewable fuels and chemicals

 

David Bressler, Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science, U of A

  • Identification and Valorization of Terpene Biomass from Alberta Forest Processing

 

Jeff Stryker, Chemistry, U of A

Biocatalysis & Fermentation

 

  • Microbial biosynthesis of hexadecanol and octadecanol

 

David Stuart, Biochemistry, U of A

  • Optimization of biopolymer production by microorganisms using single carbon substrates

 

Dominic Sauvageau, Chemical & Materials Engineering, U of A

  • Accelerated microbial de-watering and consolidation (biodensification) of oil sands tailings

 

 

Julia Foght, Biological Sciences, U of A

  • Upcycled Aromatics – Conversion of waste from the recycling and paper industries into value-added aromatic compounds

 

Dominic Sauvageau, Chemical & Materials Engineering, U of A

  • Synthetic biosystems for the manufacture of phenylalanine-derived pharmaceuticals and specialty chemical ingredients

Petter Facchini, Biological Sciences, University of Calgary

Green Chemistry for Fuels & Chemicals

 

  • Methyl Mannose Polysaccharide Modified Microparticles as a System for Extracting Naphthenic Acids from Tailing Pond Water

 

Michael Serpe, Chemistry , U of A

 

  • Development of an industrial process for bio-aldehyde production from plant oils using reductive ozonolysis

 

Jonathan Curtis , Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science, U of A

 

  • Novel hydrophobic and hydrophyllic gels from lignocellulosic biomass using subcritical fluid technology and extrusion technology for industrial applications

 

Marleny Saldana, Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science, U of A

 

  • Development of a novel agricultural proteins flocculant system for the densification of oil sands tailings

 

David Bressler, Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science,  U of A

 

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