On August 7th-9th, UBC BioProduct Institute (BPI) hosted the 2nd Sustainable Materials Research Summit in UBC Vancouver Campus. BPI welcomed 110 in person and 41 virtual delegates representing 57 organizations from 15 different countries. BBRG PhD student, Mohamamd Aliahmadi was among the event speakers and presented his research project to the judges along with other attendees. The topic of presentation was on innovative rotary drum dryer’s system design and computer modeling for simulation of such dryer units. There were many productive discussions about potential of GHG reduction and CO2 capture features with optimal design of industrial dryers during the poster session.