Bioindustrial Innovation Canada signs WorleyParsons as COMM SCI Partner


SARNIA, Ontario - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ontario. As a business accelerator, BIC’s strategy is to create a sustainable organization that can support the commercialization of clean, green and sustainable technologies. This can best be achieved through a strategy that directly supports the commercialization of early-stage companies while nurturing research and development of new emerging concepts that will be the next generation of start-up companies.

In 2016, BIC established The Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation (COMM SCI) initiative, which acts as a hub for the commercialization of sustainable chemistry and bio-based innovation.

BIC continues to add partners, which helps the success of the COMM SCI initiative, particularly regarding cluster building in Sarnia-Lambton.

Sandy Marshall, Executive Director of BIC, recently announced WorleyParsons as BIC’s newest COMM SCI partner.

WorleyParsons provides customers with a wide range of engineering, consulting and advisory services that cover the full lifecycle from creating new assets to sustaining and enhancing operating assets. WorleyParsons is uniquely positioned to support BIC and their partners in achieving its goal of developing and growing a hybrid chemistry cluster in Sarnia‐Lambton.

“We are committed to assisting BIC and its partners across all project milestones from concept to startup using our deep technical knowledge to ensure their success and the growth of bioindusty in our community,” said Michael Odorico, Business Development Manager of WorleyParsons.

“All partners are committed to providing assets and services which can be leveraged against government commitments to support the successful commercialization of bio-based start-up companies. We are focused on creating a strong COMM SCI program with respect to building the bioeconomy in the Sarnia-Lambton region,” said Sandy Marshall.

For more information please contact:

A.J. (Sandy) Marshall

Executive Director,

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

Tel. 1.226.778.0020 Ext. 237

About Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a nationally focused not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ontario. The Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation (COMM SCI) acts as a hub for the commercialization of sustainable chemistry and bio-based innovation, providing businesses and technical support to participating small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in southern Ontario. COMM SCI was established with a $12-million contribution from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario’s (FedDev Ontario) Investing in Regional Diversification initiative and additional support from The Government of Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. Bioindustrial Innovation Canada creates jobs and economic value sustainably for Canada. We provide critical strategic investment, advice and services to business developers of clean, green and sustainable technologies. Our expertise in commercialization builds a stronger Canada.

For more information visit: www.bincanada.ca

About WorleyParsons

WorleyParsons delivers projects, provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction, and offers a wide range of consulting and advisory services. We deliver projects through our four business lines – Advisian, Major Projects, Integrated Solutions and Services.

  • Advisian is our global consulting firm that provides strategic advice, integrated with deep technical expertise to clients in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors.

  • Our Services business line effectively combines local service, knowledge, relationships and capability to deliver projects of all sizes across the asset lifecycle. It is the local partner for companies and communities to deliver sustained economic and social progress.

  • Integrated Solutions delivers maintenance, modification, operations, engineering, fabrication, and construction, hook-up and commissioning in support of Greenfield and brownfield assets globally.

  • Major Projects are specialists in full project delivery of large, complex, strategically important projects wherever they are in the world.

For more information visit: https://www.worleyparsons.com/