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.
Watch BIC's BioProducts AgSci Cluster Workshop Presentations
BIC held its first annual BioProducts AgSci Cluster Workshop in Mississauga, Ontario on March 11-12, 2015.
The event attracted a wide range of industry, institutional and government representatives. Attendees learned about the vision and objectives of the AgSci Cluster and the Biomass Value Chain.
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 research and development of agriculture based bioproducts and the bioproducts supply chains from the farms to the end-markets.
Watch speaker presentations and video commentary on the AgSci Cluster Workshop Event Page