2015 - Education

Education

Dr. John Grace

Professor, Canada Research Chair in Clean Energy Processes, University of British Columbia

A force of nature and a quadruple threat, Dr. Grace was instrumental in establishing the Biomass Research and Demonstration Facility at UBC to convert waste forest biomass into steam and electrical power for the campus; He wrote and pursued the proposal that led to UBC’s novel Master of Engineering program in Clean Energy; and his research has advanced carbon capture, biomass processing and improved techniques for generating and recovering hydrogen that are potentially carbon negative.  Beyond that, he has been a leader in mentoring and lecturing on sustainability, and his students rate him highly as hard working, and someone who makes them think!