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UBC first Canadian university to produce clean heat and electricity from biofuel

Sep. 13, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Today, the University of British Columbia officially opened a pioneering $34-million clean energy facility, making it Canada’s first university – and one of a few institutions worldwide – to produce both clean heat and electricity for its campus from renewable bioenergy.

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UBC to open pioneering clean energy facility

Sep. 11, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Tomorrow, UBC and partners will open a first-of-its-kind clean energy facility, making it Canada’s first university to produce both clean heat and electricity for its campus from renewable bioenergy.

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UBC, Fraunhofer formalize partnership among world’s top clean energy researchers

Mar. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with Germany’s Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest research institution for applied research, to focus on renewable-energy technologies.

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Window into world’s future oceans unveiled by NF-UBC Nereus team

Feb. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

An international team from the Nippon Foundation-University of British Columbia Nereus program has unveiled the first global model of life in the world’s oceans, allowing scientists and policymakers to predict – and show through 3D visualizations – the state of life in the oceans of the future.

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Energy poverty creating a respiratory disease ‘epidemic’ for almost half the world’s population

Feb. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Limited access to clean sources of energy, known as energy poverty, makes nearly half the world’s population reliant on burning wood, animal waste, coal or charcoal to cook. This leads to severe respiratory diseases that kill roughly two million people worldwide each year, a problem University of British Columbia researchers are trying to solve.

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