Dr. Naoko Ellis

Naoko Ellis is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She holds a Ph.D. (UBC, 2003); M.E.Sc. (Western, 1993); and a B.Sc. (Honours, Waterloo, 1991). She is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC; and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, currently serving on the board. Her expertise lies in the area of multiphase reaction engineering with emphasis on fluidized beds. Some current projects include: biomass gasification and pyrolysis; CO2 capture, including chemical looping combustion; pyrolysis product utilization; and biofuels. She is currently the acting Senior Research Director of the Carbon Capture & Conversion Institute (CCCI), which is a collaborative partnership between CMC Research Institutes, the University of British Columbia and BC Research Inc. to evaluate and develop technical and economic options for carbon conversion and carbon capture. The CCCI works with researchers and technology developers from government, academia and industry to accelerate innovation from the lab bench to commercial scale use. Construction has started on a new infrastructure for capture and conversion technology testing at the BC Research Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre (TCIC) on Mitchell Island in Vancouver. When complete in 2016, the addition to the TCIC will have the capacity to handle up to 1 tonne of CO2 per day, supporting capture and conversion pilot plants with customizable CO2 rich streams. Specialized lab services will provide clients with the opportunity to streamline and enhance the operational performance of new or improved technologies.

Links:

Naoko Ellis: http://www.chbe.ubc.ca/profile/naoko-ellis/

CMC CCCI: http://www.cmc-nce.ca/business-units/ccci/ (currently developing our own site)

A Multidisciplinary Research Solution in Carbon Capture

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