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Italian Cluster of Green Chemistry teams up with Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC)

NEWS RELEASE TORINO, ITALY - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) and the Sustainable Processes and Resources for Innovation and National Growth (SPRING) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The Italian Technology Cluster of “Green Chemistry” (SPRING) is a non-profit association founded by the initiative of four founding members: Biochemtex, Novamont, Versalis and Federchimica, the Italian Federation of Chemical industry. SPRING members all operate in the bioeconomy sector in various ways and represent the whole Italian industry of ‘green’ chemistry. This partnership aims to work together in the field of research and development and further implementation of novel high-tech projects,

5 Minutes With... Sandy Marshall, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

"The petrochemical industry succeeded based on leveraging all of the products in the barrel of oil. I see the bio-economy in the same way." We regularly feature stories emerging from Canada, whether it’s about a new way to harness the nations huge amounts of harvestable biomass, the commercialization of an innovation emerging from one of their many illustrious university laboratories or the growth in popularity of a bio-based product for an increasingly environmentally aware population. So, in order to learn more about one of the world’s most vibrant bio-economies, our editor Luke Upton recently sat down with Sandy Marshall the Executive Director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, a not-for

Pepsi joins Bio-plastic Alliance with Sarnia Connection

An alliance of companies formed to develop water bottles made from renewable plastic has been joined by another big name. The NaturALL Bottle Alliance, formed in 2017 by Danone, Nestle Waters and California-based Origin Materials, said this week the owners of Pepsi have signed on. Origin Materials is building a demonstration-scale production plant in Sarnia to turn used cardboard and sawdust into bio-based chemicals used in plastics and other materials. “PepsiCo is a welcome addition to the alliance because we share the goal of making renewable plastic a reality,” John Bissell, Origin Materials’ CEO, said in a news release. The young company’s Sarnia “pioneer” plant is expected to reach full

Conference Focuses on Renewable Future

Canada is in a unique position to be a leader in the development of bio-based materials, says an official with the Ford Motor Co. Debbie Mielewski, the car company’s senior technical lead for materials sustainability, spoke Wednesday at a Canadian BioDesign Conference held at the Lambton College Event Centre. The conference, which attracted nearly 180 participants from industry and government agencies, was hosted by the college and Sarnia-based Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. Mielewski’s assessment was echoed at the conference by Murray McLaughlin, an advisor with Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. “Biomass is a key strength in this country,” he said. Biomass, which includes materials such as

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