Sustainability

Why grease can be great: Chemical engineering graduate helps put waste oil to good use

Whether it’s French fries on the menu or an entire deep-fried turkey, disposing of used cooking oil can be a headache. Only a small amount of it can be composted, and dumping the rest down the drain can result in blocked pipes. For university food services departments tasked with preparing food for thousands of students, the challenge of disposing used cooking oil is exponential.

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Weather service dumping balloons and e-waste across the country (watch)

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The surprise source of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals

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UBC launches connected-vehicle test facility on campus

University of British Columbia researchers today unveiled a national test bed for connected-vehicle research as part of an initiative to promote safe, smart transportation in BC and beyond.

The facility, called AURORA, includes a network operations centre, a mobile base station and five intersections equipped with roadside units on the southeastern portion of UBC’s Vancouver campus. It also includes traffic cameras, software-defined radios, a smart traffic signal controller and two test drive vehicles, with all units connected to the campus network by wireless links.

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CERC receives nearly $1 million to optimize carbon capture and recycling technologies

The University of British Columbia's Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) has received $913,516 from Western Economic Diversification Canada, a federal institution that seeks to diversify the economy and improve the quality of life in Western Canada by supporting innovation and business and community development.

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Waterless toilet could be key for refugee needs

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UBC researchers potential solution for oil spills

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B.C. can’t meet 2050 climate targets without electric trucking: Study

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Will the vehicles of the future be powered by electricity or hydrogen?

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Zero-waste mobile phones come closer to reality

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