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Turning stalks into sugars in Sarnia?

November 13, 2014, Sarnia, Ont. – Bioindustrial Innovation Canada is working with regional partners to discover opportunities for a commercial plant in Sarnia that would turn cornstalks and wheat stalks into sugars for use in the biochemical industry.


November 13, 2014
By Canadian Biomass

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November 13, 2014, Sarnia, Ont. – Bioindustrial Innovation
Canada is working with regional partners to discover opportunities for a
commercial plant in Sarnia that would turn cornstalks and wheat stalks into
sugars for use in the biochemical industry.

 

According to a report in the Sarnia Observer, the federal
government’s Growing Forward 2 initiative as well as several regional partners
in the bioeconomy have committed a combined $500,000 to take a look at the technology
behind turning stalks into sugars, as well as the opportunities for
commercialization.

 

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IGPC, BioAmber and Jungbunzlauer Canada are among the corporate
partners in the region that are contributing the project. The overall goal is
to have a commercial stalks to sugars biofuel plant operational in the
community by2018.

 

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