Your Biohybrid Future is Here
Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario, Canada, accelerates growth and increases profitability for enterprises in the biohybrid chemistry sector. We combine integrated industrial infrastructure, diverse feedstocks, and outstanding access to markets with a unique culture of collaborative innovation between industry, government, labour, education, and R&D organizations.
Everything is in place.
- A culture of collaborative innovation based on recognition of the area’s natural fit for merging hydrocarbon-based and industrial bio-based economies. The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership brings together key Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park partners – Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Western University, and Lambton College – with government, agriculture, and local industry.
- Established process infrastructure ideally suited to emerging bio-based industries, supported by an industrial base of more than 80 local firms with expertise from plant concept, through construction, to full operation and maintenance. The Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Alliance (SLIA) is a group of over 30 cutting-edge Sarnia-Lambton companies who service the petrochemical and energy sectors.
- Outstanding access to markets via road, rail, and a deep-water port. More than half of the United States’ GDP is produced within 10 hours trucking of Sarnia-Lambton.
- Proximity to oil, natural gas, and bio-based feedstocks, including pipelines from Western Canada, Eastern Canada, and the US; and substantial quantities of soybeans, wheat, corn, and related biomass.
- Strong government support including a competitive corporate tax environment, incentives and grants, and the Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) accelerator facility at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.
Join these companies (and dozens more) and grow your business in Sarnia-Lambton.
- BioAmber has built its first commercial-scale plant for the production of biosuccinic acid at the Bio-Industrial Park Sarnia.
- NOVA Chemicals spent $250 million to convert its Corunna Site in St. Clair Township to utilize 100% natural gas liquids for the production of ethylene. The company continues to investigate further investments to its facilities in Sarnia-Lambton.
- Suncor Energy Products operates the largest ethanol facility in Canada, producing over 400 million litres of fuel-grade ethanol per year. The plant uses 20% of the corn grown in Ontario.
- ARLANXEO Canada Inc., the world’s largest producer of synthetic rubber, is committed to sustainable biochemistry and has invested $10 million in BioAmber Inc. for the development of renewable and phthalate-free plasticisers.
- BIOX is a renewable energy company with a growing network of production facilities and distribution infrastructures in North America, including two biodiesel plants in Ontario, Canada and, in a joint venture partnership with World Energy, a 90M usg plant in Houston, Texas which happens to be the third largest plant in the United States.
- Comet Biorefining has developed a novel process to convert non-food cellulosic biomass into high quality cost-competitive cellulosic glucose. This enabling and ground breaking technology allows biofuels and bioproducts manufacturers to have a reliable and consistent source of cellulose-based glucose that can be directly converted to value-added end products.
The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative (CSPC) is an Ontario-based farmer’s co-operative strives to develop new markets for crop residue materials and new business opportunities, by extracting cellulosic sugars from crop residues. With this, farmers can explore new markets without having to compete for land.
Sarnia-Lambton is a member of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. Made up of companies, associations, and individuals representing the chemistry value chain, this group is establishing Ontario as a global leader in innovative, environmentally sustainable chemical products, technologies, and processes.
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