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  • 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.

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