FPAC names two winners of inaugural National Forestry Innovation Awards

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FPAC names two winners of inaugural National Forestry Innovation Awards
In advance of World Environment Day, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is proud to announce the inaugural winners of the Chisholm Awards for Innovation in Forestry, a national competition which recognizes youth leadership and innovative research developments in the field of forestry. The Chisholm Awards for Innovation in Forestry program showcases the game-changing ideas, practices, processes, and technologies young researchers are developing that have the potential to strengthen the forest sector and help Canada meet its net-zero goals – either in the forest, at production facilities, along the supply chain, or via product innovation. 2022 Chisholm Awards for Innovation in Forestry Recipients  Anupama Sharan is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. Her current research is focused on adding value to lignin – one of the most underutilised, renewable by-products from the forestry sector in Canada. She is using biocatalysts sourced from microorganisms to activate the inert structure of lignin, converting it into a multi-purpose use product. This reactive lignin can then be used to sustainably replace fossil-fuel derived sources for making widely used polymeric products such as resins and adhesives, in a carbon-neutral manner. She holds a Master of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Biotechnological Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology in India. She is also a passionate advocate for EDI in STEM workspaces, focusing on women and BIPOC rights and experiences in engineering. She…

FPAC names two winners of inaugural National Forestry Innovation Awards