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  • $3 Million in Funding

    Announced June 10, 2016 at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park the Funding will support research, biocluster development, and commercialization of Ontario's bioeconomy.
  • Global

    Visitors are now coming from around the world – Brazil, U.S, UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Malaysia and other countries - to learn how Sarnia is succeeding as a Hybrid Chemistry cluster.
  • Training

    Lambton College is a key partner in developing courses for green technologies
  • Commercial Scale Plant

    In Sarnia, BioAmber Inc. is now building its full-scale plant for succinic acid and S4CO2 is building its algae production facilities for high value chemicals.
  • Government

    Funding came through the partnership with Western University and a CECR (Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research) grant from NSERC.
  • Pilot Plant

    Our accelerator now houses the pilot and demonstration-scale operations of three innovative companies – Woodland Biofuels, KMX Corporation and GreenCore Composites.
  • Agriculture

    We see a strong connection to the farming community for Biomass and use of their waste straw and corn stover.
  • Accelerator

    The accelerator facility at the Sarnia-Lambton Campus of the Western University Research Park provides a benchmark for future development of other bioindustrial clusters across Canada.

Catalyst for Canada’s First Hybrid Chemistry Cluster

BIC's initial goal from the outset has been to position the Sarnia-Lambton region as a world-scale Hybrid Chemistry Cluster.

The first step was to establish a premier accelerator facility (Bowman Centre) at the Sarnia-Lambton Campus of the Western University Research Park. This formed the nucleus of what would become a benchmark for future development of bioindustrial clusters across Ontario and Canada.

The Accelerator today houses the pilot and demonstration-scale operations of three highly innovative companies – Woodland Biofuels, GreenCore Composites and KmX Corporation. BioAmber, Suncor Ethanol and other green and sustainable businesses are also staking their future in Sarnia as part of the Hybrid Chemistry Cluster.

Today visitors are coming from around the world to learn how and why Sarnia is succeeding in integrating green and sustainable chemistry with its traditional petroleum industries, as well as to explore partnership opportunities.

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) Continues to Expand Management Team
Sept 28, 2016 - Sarnia, Ontario

Sarnia-Lambton is well positioned to become a North American leader in bio-industrial manufacturing, and is an emerging bio-hybrid chemicals cluster. Bioindustrial Innovation Canada has played a key role in attracting anchor companies to the region, which will form fundamental components in the cluster’s value chain. Securing the location of these anchor companies in Sarnia is expected to attract significant follow-on investment to the region.

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German Business Delegation Visits London and Sarnia-Lambton To Discuss German-Canadian Partnership Opportunities
Sept 26-27, 2016

SARNIA, ON – Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is among key organizations viewed as partnership opportunities for a German-Canadian delegation visiting Sarnia-Lambton and the London regions Sept. 26-27. The 55 delegates include representatives from business, agriculture, industry and government in Germany and Canada.

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COMM SCI Launch Event
Sept 21, 2016

Presented by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, the COMM SCI launch event was held Sept. 21 at the Lambton College Events Centre in Sarnia, Ontario. There was a vibrant discussion on how COMM SCI - Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation - will be the Ontario hub and anchor for commercialization of new clean technologies and technology companies in sustainable chemistry and bio-based innovation.

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$12 Million FedDev Funding for BIC
For Bio-Based Innovation in Sarnia-Lambton

Residents of the Sarnia-Lambton region will benefit from more jobs for the middle class - and those working hard to join it - as a result of a $12-million investment to support the sustainable chemistry and bio-based industrial sector.

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View the Results of
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada's (BIC) 2nd annual
BioProducts Cluster Workshop

Held March 30-31, 2016 in Mississauga, Ontario.

Cellulosic Biorefining - From the Farm to the Customer

In September 2014, BIC was awarded funding by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to lead the nationally focused BioProducts AgSci Cluster focused on commercially viable clean technology based research and development in agriculture based bioproducts, bioproducts supply chains and supporting systems, processes and sustainable practices.

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The first annual event attracted a wide range of industry, institutional and government representatives. Attendees learned about the vision and objectives of the AgSci Cluster and its positive contribution to the bioeconomy.



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