CleanTech Refinery Coming to Southwestern Ontario

An example refinery similar to that that could be set up in Southwestern Ontario

Southwestern Ontario’s attractiveness as a hub for clean technology is shown by the planning for a new biorefinery in Sarnia. S2G BioChem plans to construct a $20 million refinery to employ clean technology to produce xylitol, an alternative sweetener, more effectively! 

Marcus Deans, CleanTech Academy Graduate & WEtech Alliance Intern

Via Canadian Manufacturing – July 12, 2017

Another biotechnology company is setting up shop in southwestern Ontario.

West Coast-based S2G BioChem revealed plans June 20 to build a new biorefinery in Sarnia, Ont., adding another name to the city’s roster of biochemical and biofuel firms, which already includes, BioAmber Inc., Biox Corp. and Comet Biorefining Inc., among others.

The commercial-scale facility is expected to cost about $20 million and will produce low-cost xylitol from forestry and agriculture residues.

Mark Kirby, S2G BioChem’s president and CEO, said the demonstration plant will help the cleantech firm set the stage for future growth while providing feedstock suppliers in and around Sarnia with a new revenue stream.

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