12 July 2006 20:47 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Ontario, Canada’s petrochemicals hub at Sarnia is well-placed to become a leading North American biofuels and biotech cluster, an area leader said on Wednesday.
Some of the key Sarnia-based chemicals and energy firms - including Nova Chemicals, Suncor, and Lanxess - are working towards a goal of having 20% of product made there coming from bio-tech derived feedstock by 2014, said George Mallay, an executive with the Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership.
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Suncor has just started up a corn-based ethanol plant at
The area boasts a strong infrastructure, including amble power supplies and available land. Its biotech ambitions are supported by three leading universities in the area - the
Mallay was addressing delegates at the 3rd World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing in
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