New three-year collaboration will focus on building research capacity and developing solutions in sustainability engineering, smart cities and the circular economy.
DELTA, British Columbia — TEBO Group of Industries, a global sustainable industrial developer, and The University of British Columbia (UBC) are embarking on an innovative research partnership aimed at driving highly sustainable and carbon-efficient construction and infrastructure technology. The collaboration will bring together TEBO engineers with researchers at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses to explore and develop made-in-Canada solutions with the potential to inform TEBO’s infrastructure and development projects worldwide.
“We are a trusted Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) provider striving toward sustainable approaches to design and construction. This co-created research and development program will enable us to integrate breakthrough technologies and process efficiencies to strengthen our leadership in building infrastructure for the green economy,” said Alan Khara, Managing Director, TEBO Group of Industries.
“This collaboration with TEBO further enhances the university’s commitments to sustainability. It enables UBC researchers across multiple disciplines to work closely with an industry partner to address pressing global challenges by focusing on both academic research exploration and viable industry applications,” said Dr. Gail Murphy, UBC Vice-President Research and Innovation. “It gives our next generation of researchers and engineers opportunities to develop approaches and technologies related to sustainable development and the circular economy with potential local and global impact.”
Initial research collaborations will include:
- Resilient Infrastructure: advancing technologies and building approaches that reduce the carbon footprint and improve resilience to climate change and natural disasters;
- Circular Bioeconomy: optimizing waste-to-energy processing performance through the development of engineered materials and system design to accelerate the production of renewable fuels;
- Advanced Fabrication: exploring the potential to develop circular supply chains, turning waste materials from decommissioned steel structures into raw feedstocks for additive manufacturing applications.
“In close collaboration with TEBO Group, we will leverage UBC research, development and demonstration capabilities such as the UBC Biorefining Research & Innovation Centre to support the development and adoption of waste-to-energy infrastructure technologies and supply chain optimization processes,” says UBC’s Dr. Xiaotao (Tony) Bi, Director, Clean Energy Research Centre and Director, Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre.
Sustainability is a core pillar of TEBO’s industry leadership and this UBC partnership aims to develop new sustainable techniques and technologies, expanding TEBO’s capabilities and expertise to develop a true circular economy at scale. This work will help integrate academic science with commercial viability, all with the potential to transform the sustainable industrial and commercial construction sectors.
TEBO Group of Industries is a leading sustainable industrial developer with global projects throughout Canada, Ireland, Chile, Argentina, USA, and the UK. The TEBO Group is a progressive group of industries specializing in industrial and commercial construction projects, both as an EPC (engineering-procurement-construction) contractor and as a prime contractor. The group consists of three industries vertically aligned in the construction sector: TEBO Mill Construction Inc., TEBO Mill Installations Inc., and Fraserview Fabrication and Machining Inc. and has led some of the largest infrastructure projects in the sectors of Green Energy, Civil Infrastructure, Forestry, Material Handling, Manufacturing, Mining, Commercial and Residential Construction and Environmental and Recycling.
TEBO Group of Industries