Dr. Hui Li, our member from Hunan Academy of Forestry, is visiting UBC from October to November 2016. Dr. Li is an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of the Institute of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Hunan Academy of Forestry (HAF) in China. He visited Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering of UBC from 2009 to 2011. His research is on biomass pelletization, torrefaction, removal of heavy metal from soil, and liquefaction. This time he visits Dr. Bi’s and Dr. Jim Lim’s projects of “Novel reactor for biomass torrefaction” and “Biomass torrefaction in a dual-column slot-rectangular spouted bed”. He will discuss upcoming and potential collaborations between UBC and HAF for 2017.