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 about 40 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.
- Greencore Composites is manufacturing NCell™ natural fibre reinforced thermoplastics at the BIC accelerator, Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.
- 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.
- LANXESS 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.
- Methes Energies Canada produces biodiesel at its Sombra facility in St. Clair Township.
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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