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Construction of a pre-commercial scale cellulosic sugar facility

Economic Sector
Energy Utilization
Environmental Benefits
Climate changeClean water
Status
Active
Consortium members
Comet Biorefining Inc.BioAmberDomtarUPM
Year Approved
2015
Year Announced
2015
SDTC Funding
$10,890,000
Leveraged Funding
$29,427,895
Total Project Value
$40,317,895

Lead organization:

Comet Biorefining, Inc.

Description:

Bio-based products can potentially replace petro-based products in a range of industries, improving sustainability through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Comet Biorefining’s proprietary technology converts non-food biomass, such as agricultural and forest material, into high-purity dextrose sugar. The sugar can be transformed into a range of renewable chemicals and biomaterials and valuable by-products from the process can be used for animal nutrition and performance chemicals. Involving industry leaders across the supply chain, such as SDTC-funded BioAmber, this project will build a 200 tonnes/day demonstration facility to test the technology and develop upstream and downstream partnerships for large-scale commercialization.

Location:

Ontario
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