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  • 24 April 2018

BIC receives $12 million in funding for biomass tech

Generating chemistry between Sarnia’s biomass sector and up-and-coming clean-tech businesses

If you build it, they will come.

That is the philosophy behind cluster development and something that Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is doing to support an emerging bio-hybrid chemicals cluster in southern Ontario. BIC is a not-for-profit organization that began in 2008 as a business accelerator for sustainable chemistry. One of the early initiatives at BIC was to evaluate technologies to convert biomass (corn stover and wheat straw) into sugars for producing energy and value-added chemicals for commercial and biofuel industries. Since then, the Sarnia-Lambton-based business accelerator centre’s goal has been to make the province and Canada become globally recognized leaders in the field of sustainable technologies.

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