The Strategy recommends action on four key priority areas identified in foundational work by the Advisory Council on Economic Growth, the Economic Sector Strategy Tables, and Canada's forestry ministers. These priority areas call for: creating agile regulation and government policy; establishing biomass supply and stewardship; building strong companies and value chains; and building strong sustainable innovation ecosystems.
Consultations with industry concluded a national Strategy is needed to fully advance Canada's bioeconomy. The Strategy recognizes the role of innovation clusters and ecosystems as key to advancing Canada's bioeconomy. These venues will facilitate relationships between producers, SMEs, and large firms along the full value chain, domestically and globally.
With this Strategy, industry has addressed the ways in which Canada's competitive advantages including access to biomass, global leadership in forestry and agriculture, sustainable resource management, and a skilled workforce, can make Canada a world leader.
The recommendations focus on commercializing innovations to grow larger companies, and to have Canadian products and processes adopted into international value chains and call on the government to introduce policies, regulation and support for companies and the agriculture and forestry sectors to adopt practices and new technologies that improve stewardship of natural resources and increase productivity.
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HERE. (Source: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, May, 2019) Contact: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, (226) 778-0020,
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Benefuel's catalytic process ENSEL combines esterification of free fatty acids (FFA) and transesterification of triglycerides into a single process step—a long-standing technology goal of the biodiesel and oleochemical industries. Solving these challenge significantly expands feedstock options, simplifies the refining process and enables a cost structure competitive with petroleum products.
The COMM SCI project ams to support a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study for a 20 million gpy biodiesel plant to be located in Sarnia, Ontario.
(Source: BIC, Benefuel, Green Car Congress, 29 May, 2018) Contact: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Sandy Marshall, Exec. Dir., www.bincanada.ca; Benefuel, Robert Tripp, President , (773) 509-5000, email@example.com, www.benefuel.net
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Benefuel's patented ENSEL catalyst technology produces a low carbon intensity biodiesel from a variety of food and agriculture waste streams, that meets and exceeds the ASTM 6751 standard. The ENSEL process combines esterification and trans-esterification, into a single step. This allows Benefuel to use a broad range of low cost, low carbon feedstocks resulting, in a negative carbon intensity fuel.
(Source: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, April 03, 2018) Contact: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Sandy Marshall, Exec. Dir., www.bincanada.ca; Benefuel, Robert Tripp, President , (773) 509-5000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.benefuel.net
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ACT's proprietary process will use industrial CO2 emissions, natural gas, water, and electricity to produce methanol
which can be used as a fuel and in products like plastics and adhesives. (Source: Advanced Chemicals Technologies, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Blackburn, Nov., 2017) Contact: Advanced Chemical Technologies Inc., Doug Beynon, Pres., (405) 843-2585, www.advchemtech.com;
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, (226) 778-0020, /www.bincanada.ca
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The commercial-scale facility will refine local, sustainable forestry and agricultural residues using S2G's patented process to produce more than 2,000 MTY of xylitol and bioglycols.
The new $20 million biorefinery demonstration plant, will be funded by S2G and a network of investors and partners, including previously announced support from food giant Mondelez International and Bioindustrial Innovation Canada's (BIC) Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation fund (COMM SCI). COMM SCI was established with support from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario's Investing in Regional Diversification Initiative.
(Source: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada , S2G Biochem , Canadian Biomass, 20 June, 2017) Contact: S2G BioChem, Mark Kirby, Pres., (604) 221-8670, www.s2gbiochem.com;
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Sandy Marshall, Exec. Dir., (226) 778-0020, www.bincanada.ca
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The equity financing was led by PM Equity Parnership, the corporate venture and private equity investment arm of Philip Morris International. Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), a government-funded non-profit agency that helps companies develop renewable and bio-based technologies, and Sofinnova Partners also participated. The terms of the financing were not disclosed.
Design and engineering work is underway for a planned commissioning in 2018. The plant is expected to produce 60 million ppy of dextrose sugar.
(Source: Comet Biorefining, Sarnia Observer, Mar., 2017) Contact: Comet Biorefining, Rich Troyer, CEO, (519) 494-7514, email@example.com, www.cometbiorefining.com
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CSPC will supply 75,000 tpy of locally sourced corn stover and wheat straw for the facility, and has the support of BioIndustrial Innovation Canada, farmer grain handling and retail co-ops Agris Co-operative, the Wanstead Farmers Co-operative, and others.
In April, Comet Biorefining inked an offtake agreement with Montreal-based bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber which has a manufacturing facility in Sarnia, to supply high-purity dextrose.
Earlier this year, Sustainable Development Technology Canada awarded a $10.9 million grant to Comet Biorefining to help with the construction of its plant. (Source: Comet Biorefining, CanTech Letter,
November 11, 2016) Contact: Comet Biorefining, Andrew Richard, CEO, (519) 494-7514, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cometbiorefining.com; BioAmber Inc., Jean-Francois Huc, CEO, Jim Hobbs, (763) 253-4480, www.bio-amber.com; Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative , Dave Park, Pres., http://www.ontario.coop/edirectory/cellulosic_sugar_producers_cooperative_ltd
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