Lambton College opens $14M facility

  Sept. 20, 2018 – Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer Thursday’s official opening of a $14.2-million Centre of Excellence in Energy and Bio-Industrial Technologies is the latest example of how Lambton College meets industry’s changing needs, says Mark Hiseler, vice-president of Suncor’s Sarnia Refinery. A member of the college’s board, he spoke at the opening … Read More

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ReVital Polymers and INEOS Styrolution partner to recycle polystyrene

Sept. 20, 2018 – Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer Sarnia’s ReVital Polymers and INEOS Styrolution have joined a partnership to recycle polystyrene commonly used in foam and rigid packaging for grocery and take-out food. The recycling consortium, which also includes recycling equipment manufacturer Pyrowave, was announced Wednesday in Halifax during an industry event held alongside … Read More

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Building the Future through the Bioeconomy

Sept 19, 2018 – Murray McLaughlin, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada What is the bioeconomy?  It is the focus on building a resource-efficient and sustainable economy. As Canada develops a strategy for its bioeconomy, we need to understand the full scope and definition as The knowledge-based production and utilization of biological resources to provide products, processes, and … Read More

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Origin Materials brings Pepsi on board

Sept. 12, 2018 – Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer 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 … Read More

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Sarnia hosts first ever Canadian BioDesign Conference

September 12, 2018 – Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer 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 … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton university grads invited to connect

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is looking to connect with university graduates to gauge interest in developing alumni networks in the Sarnia-Lambton area. Aimed at connecting university graduates in the area, the Partnership’s Alumni Network Project was developed to determine the interests of the area’s alumni, which may include career development, community growth, or social activities. … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership named one of 10 best economic development groups in Canada

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the Top Ten Canadian Economic Development Groups in Site Selection magazine’s Canada’s Best Locations 2018 Awards. Recognizing local or regional economic development groups, Site Selection magazine’s Canada’s Best Locations awards take into consideration excellence in regional partnerships, proactive and … Read More

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The Courtyard provides Sarnia a backyard escape in the heart of downtown

August 30, 2018 – Cathy Dobson, The Sarnia Journal The Courtyard is an unexpected place. Tucked behind a large downtown building, it’s like sitting in your own backyard, except there’s food and beverage service. There’s tunes too, frequently provided by live musicians on a newly-constructed cedar stage. There’s outdoor lighting but there’s also night breezes … Read More

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Summer Company Program comes to an end for 2018

  The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) celebrated the completion of the 2018 Summer Company Program on Tuesday, Aug. 28. A joint initiative between the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership and the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, the Summer Company Program provided the six participants with a $1,500 grant to launch a business, as well as … Read More

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Construction on Origin Materials pioneer plant underway

August 23, 2018 – Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer Origin Materials’ demonstration plant planned for Sarnia is under construction, but just not where city residents are likely to see it yet. The California-based bio-chemical company has been planning for more than a year to set up a “pioneer” plant on land at the Arlanxeo site … Read More

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