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Jack Saddler

Professor
NSERC Industrial Senior Chair

Forest Sciences Centre 4043
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada

work phone: 604-822-9741

Research Areas:

Areas of research include:

  • Application of enzymes in enhancing pulp and fibre properties (e.g., NFC, NCC, etc.)
  • Biorefinery
  • Co-processing and use of low carbon intermediates in refineries
  • Biojet and other low carbon intensity fuels for long distance transport
  • IEA BioEnergy Task 39 (www.Task39.org)
  • Fibre modification and enhancing the properties of pulps
  • Bioconversion of lignocellulosic residues to biofuels
  • Microbiology of waste water treatment
  • Application of fungi to upgrading and modification of forest products, pulp and paper and waste streams

Projects

IEA bioconversion task, Biotechnology for the conversion of lignocellulosics

International Energy Agency

Biomass recalcitrance, the use of enzymes and their component- parts to better elucidate cellulose amorphogenesis and fiber structure

NSERC

Evaluation of domestic and international policy mechanisms to facilitate the establishment of a renewable drop-in/aviation/marine biofuel supply chain in Canada

BFN/NCE

Chemi-mechanical pretreatments for maximizing conversion, recovery and fractionation

BFN/NCE

A Bio-refinery approach to obtaining maximum chemical/biofuel value from Canadian biomass

Korea Institute Of Science & Tech

Developing facile methods to measure dissolving pulp reactivity based on the accessibility of cellulose chains

NSERC

Enzymatic modification of cellulose filaments for rheology applications

NSERC

Upgrading cellulose filaments for incorporation into value-added products

MITACS

Enzymatic hydrolysis of wheat straw derived xylo-oligomers stream into monomeric sugars

MITACS

Bioprocessing Centre for Sustainable Fuels

CFI

CFI Infrastructure Operating Funds – Bioprocessing Centre for Sustainable Fuels – Operations

CFI

The Potential to Repurpose Canadian Pulp Mills Into Biorefineries

BFN/NCE

Assessment of likely Technology Maturation pathways used to produce biojet from forest residues (ATM project)

GARDN

Chemi-mechanical pretreatments for maximizing conversion, recovery and fractionation

Novozymes

Incorporation of nanocellulose into thermoplastics for producing lightweight composite materials

BCIC

Enhancing dissolving pulp production and co-product value

NSERC CRD

Enhancing Dissolving Pulp Production and Co-product Value

Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. (NSERC Industry partner)

Assessing the suitability of an enzymatic pretreatment for enhancing refining effectiveness and surface modification during the production of nanofibrillated celluloses.

NSERC CRD

Assessing the suitability of an enzymatic pretreatment for enhancing refining effectiveness and surface modification during the production of nanofibrillated celluloses.

Various Industries (NSERC partner-PBF, Novozymes, Polyscope)


Awards

LifeSciences BC Leadership Award 2009
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada 2007
Advances in Science and Technology Award, US Dept. of Agriculture, Peoria Illinois 2000
IUFRO Scientific Achievement (given out every 5 years) 1999
Charles D. Scott Awards for Scientific/Technical Contributions to Biotechnology for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals 1998
Green Fuels Industry Leadership Award 2015
Johannes Linneborn Prize 2016

Selected Publications

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