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.
$3 Million Funding Announcement
Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation
Announced June 10, 2016 at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park the Funding will support research, biocluster development, and commercialization of Ontario's bioeconomy.
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.
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.