Demonstration project aims at converting organic waste into bioplastics
July 30, 2021 By Canadian Biomass
A demonstration project in Drumbo, Ont. aims to convert organic waste into bioplastics.
The project has received $6 million in funding from Next Generation Manufacturing Canada. Project leader is biotechnology firm Genecis Bioindustries Inc. of Toronto. The site of the project is London-based StormFisher’s organic waste processing facility in Drumbo, near Kitchener.
Genecis will be using microbes as well as a fermentation process as a means of upcycling organic waste. StormFisher’s organic waste processing facilities produce renewable natural gas as well as organic-based fertilizers.
The bioplastics produced in the demonstration project will serve as biodegradable alternatives to petroleum plastics for such uses as packaging and medical plastics.
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