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International Conference on Biorefinery 2017

The organising committee would like to invite you to the 6th International Conference on Biorefinery (ICB2017) which will be held on 18-20, January, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Biorefinery is the conversion of biomass and green wastes to valuable products including heat, power, liquid and gaseous fuels, and chemicals. This conference provides a platform for sharing the latest and world-leading research and development in this field. Selected papers will be published in special issues in three international journals. There is also an industry workshop for the attendees to share successful stories in commercialisation of new biorefinery technologies. More details for the conference are available at

Key dates
  • September 30, 2016: Deadline for abstract submission
  • October 15, 2016: Notification of acceptance
  • November 1, 2016: Deadline for early bird registration
  • December 1, 2016: Deadline for extended abstract submission
  • December 31, 2016: Deadline for on-line registration.

For more information or queries, please contact or

Shusheng Pang (PhD), FIAWS, FIPENZ
Chair of the organising committee, ICB2017
Professor and Director, Wood Technology Research Centre,
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering,
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Latest News - April 2016

The new academic year is underway, and with it a cohort of 75 eager 1st Professional year students are entering the Department, and another approximately 840+ Intermediate students are joining the School of Engineering.

The Department is looking forward to a year of change with the our new building giving us back lost space. The new CAPE lab will give us the facilities to be at the forefront of process engineering education. We are lucky to have great relationships with alumni and industry that are improving the educational experience.

The Department has also celebrated the recent success of some of our academics who continue to innovate: Dr. Simone Dimartino, Prof. Conan Fee and Dr. Daniel Holland have received research funding in the 2015 Government funding rounds. Information about these interesting projects can be found in our newsletter. 
Read a copy of our March newsletter here

Chemical and Process Engineering PhD Scholarship

Keep watch on this website, new scholarships will be offered soon.

CAPE Laboratory Development

The Chemical and Process Engineering Laboratory development is a major initiative aimed at revitalising the department's undergraduate laboratory facilities. These new facilities will help us enhance what is already a strong education programme.  Learn more about the project and how you can be involved here.


Award for Associate Professor Ken Morison

Congratulations to Prof. Ken Morison for being awarded an IChemE Council Medal for his dedicated work as editor-in-chief of the Food and Bioproducts Processing journal and his significant input into the journals' contract review. The Council Medal is awarded to an individual who has given exceptional service on an IChemE special project.

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