2021W Capstone Design Projects

The undergraduate programs in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering culminate in a significant design experience delivered through a Capstone Design course. Students carry out the design and economic assessment of a major, environmentally sound process in chemical and/or biological engineering. Students work in teams under the supervision of a faculty advisor and, when possible, mentored by a practicing professional engineer from industry to ensure relevance and quality.

The Capstone Design project is a unique and tremendously beneficial experience for students and we very are appreciative of the industry professionals who dedicated time to the review of the 2021-2022 Capstone projects and who provided valuable feedback to students. We also thank the industry sponsors for assisting students in the development and successful completion of their projects.

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Modular Sludge Processing using Organic Waste for the Production of Biofertilizer in Rural Communities
Group B1
Pigment Protein Extraction from Arthrospira platensis (Spirulina)
Group B2
Industrial Sodium Alginate Production Using Engineered Azotobacter vinelandii
Group B3
Comparative Analysis of Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA) Production in S.cerevisiae and E. coli
Group B4
Extraction of Betulin from Birch Bark
Group P1
Extraction of Copper and Gold from Printed Circuit Boards
Group P2
Hemicellulose Extraction via Biomass Hydrolysis for Sustainable Food Packaging Materials
Group P3
Production of Green Ammonia via Water Electrolysis and Haber Bosch Process
Group P4
Biofuel Production from Catalytic Thermal Decomposition of Waste Plastics
Group P5
Poster not available due to NDA
Desulfurization of Gasoline Using Aqueous Phase of Acids
Group P6
Repurposing Sugarcane Wastes to Create Blue Hydrogen
Group P7
Direct Methanol Synthesis from Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen
Group P8
Biodegradable Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Production from Ethanol
Group P9
UBC Food and Beverage Innovation Centre (FBIC) Microbrewery Design
Group P10
Metallurgical Extraction of Valuable Metals from Lithium-Ion Batteries
Group P11a
Metallurgical Extraction of Valuable Metals from Lithium-Ion Batteries
Group P11b
H2S Removal from Casing Gas in SAGD Thermal Facilities
Group P12
Poster not available due to NDA