Posts Tagged ‘living laboratory’

The new UBC wireless charging system works in all weather conditions. (Photo: UBC)

Park and charge: UBC researchers invent safe wireless vehicle charging technology

Oct. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have invented a safe, efficient technology to wirelessly charge electric vehicles using “remote magnetic gears” – and successfully tested it on campus service vehicles.

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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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UBC receives Canada’s first ‘gold’ in new university sustainability ratings

Aug. 19, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pioneering clean energy projects, an aggressive carbon-reduction strategy and North America’s greenest building have helped UBC to garner Canada’s first gold rating in a new international program that assesses sustainability achievements in higher education.

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