UBC Forestry would like to offer sincere congratulations to Dr. Jack Saddler who is the recipient of the 2021 Researcher Award from the BC Bioenergy Network. The inaugural award ceremony was held on BC Bioenergy Day.
Dr. Saddler, who served as the NSERC Industrial Senior Chair and Task Leader for the IEA Bioenergy Task 39, has been recognized by the Network for his many leadership contributions to advancing bioenergy research within the province of British Columbia.
“I very much consider this to be a team award,” Dr. Saddler said during his acceptance speech at which time, he named team members individually. “All of these people are making such an important impact both in BC and globally.”
A Multi Research Award Winner
A multi research award winner, Dr. Saddler has been frequently honoured for his leadership vision, having been named the recipient of many different international awards including:
- LifeSciences BC Leadership Award
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
- Advances in Science and Technology Award from the US Dept. of Agriculture in Illinois
- IUFRO Scientific Achievement
- Charles D. Scott Awards for Scientific and Technical Contributions to Biotechnology for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals
- Green Fuels Industry Leadership Award
- Johannes Linneborn Prize
Throughout his career, he has trained more than 100 highly qualified personnel, has published over 400 peer-review papers, with an impact factor of 98, and has been cited by other researchers more than 57,000 times.
His research is focused on turning forest residues into transportation fuels (e.g. biojet) and chemicals, otherwise known as the biorefining concept. He anticipates that in the future, new technologies will allow for many chemicals and fuels, currently produced through oil refining, to be produced through forest biomass sources in a more sustainable and economical fashion.
About the BC Bioenergy Network
BC Bioenergy Network is an industry-led initiative that helps deploy near-term bioenergy technologies and supports research with the goal of establishing British Columbia as a world-class leader in bioenergy innovation.
The BC Bioenergy Network award ceremony can be viewed here.