Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Welcomes Sajib Barua


SARNIA, Ontario – Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a nationally focused not-for-profit business accelerator that provides critical strategic investment, advice and services to business developers of clean, green and sustainable technologies. BIC continues to support early stage companies in the Sarnia-Lambton region and its emerging hybrid chemistry cluster. BIC’s vision is to create jobs and economic value sustainably for Canada.

In support of its work, BIC’s Executive Director, A.J. (Sandy) Marshall wishes to welcome Sajib Barua to the BIC management team as a junior Engineer-in-Training. Sajib will be responsible for executing projects with internal and external organizations, assessing technical details of potential projects and conducting due diligence on potential investments.

Sajib holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Alberta. During his graduate schooling, Sajib developing an advanced anaerobic digester to improve biomethane production from various waste biomass (eg. food waste, digested sludge, etc.). He also has experience with Microbial Electrochemical Cell; particularly focused on side-stream nitrogen recovery unit development from ammonia rich digested sludge, and self-powered biosensor development to detect organic materials in water samples.

“I am very excited to be part of the Bioindustrial Innovation Canada team here in Sarnia-Lambton," says Sajib. "Being new to the area I can already see the region’s willingness to develop innovative ideas and commercialize them within the hybrid chemistry cluster, a vision driven by BIC. I am pleased to bring my expertise to the BIC management team and look forward to working with companies committed to the development of sustainable technologies.”

For more information please contact:

A.J. (Sandy) Marshall Executive Director Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Email: sandym@bincanada.ca Tel: 1.226.778.0002 ext. 237 Or Julia Struyf Marketing and Communications Manager Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Email: julias@bincanada.ca Tel: 1.226.778.0020 ext. 249

About Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC)

Creating jobs and economic value sustainably for Canada is the vision driven by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC). BIC is a not-for-profit business accelerator for sustainable chemistry, who has created a successful foundation to support an emerging hybrid chemistry cluster in Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario. BIC recognizes that the expansion and development of the bioeconomy in Sarnia-Lambton can grow alongside the petrochemical industry. BIC further focuses on critical strategic capital investment in SME’s with compelling business plans where innovation in science and engineering can bring about major advances in sustainable chemistry. Sustainable chemistry is playing an important role in the development of solutions to the impacts of climate change, peak oil, energy security, the need for safe water, and the use of scarce natural resources. The increasing global demand for green and safer products offers the opportunity to create thousands of new jobs for Canadians. BIC’s proven approach for clean, green and sustainable chemistry-based companies offers an ideal platform for the investment necessary to advance hybrid chemistry value chains, providing not only regional economic development and job benefits, but access to global markets.