Bio-carbon Innovation for Light-weight Material Applications
This project is funded through the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science – Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence – Round 07
The Bio-carbon Innovation for Light-weight Material Applications project represents a partnership between University researchers, industry and public sector. This R&D initiative will focus on producing a wide variety of new biocarbons from co-products of biomass conversion and agricultural resource waste streams. The generated biocarbons and natural fibre composites will be incorporated into plastic materials for uses in auto-parts, packaging and consumer products.
Auto-parts | Packaging | Consumer Products
This project is part of an economic shift away from non-renewable fossil fuel based plastics. Bridging Ontario’s two largest industrial sectors, automotive and agri-food, the project aims to advance Canada’s manufacturing competitiveness in auto-parts, packaging, and consumer products uses that utilize bio-carbon in order to substitute the petro-based carbon, supporting sustainability and utilization of renewable resources.
This initiative is a collaboration between researchers from the University of Guelph, Western University, Lakehead University and the University of Toronto, as well as eleven industry partners.