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Funding awarded for bio-refineries

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Funding awarded for bio-refineries
(Photo: S2G BioChem)

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada has invested in two commercial-scale demonstration bio-refineries for the conversion of multiple feedstocks into a range of chemical intermediates for use in the food, packaging and industrial sectors. The support goes to S2G BioChem, a Vancouver-based developer of natural biotechnology conversion processes and Origin Materials, Sacramento CA. S2G will construct a $20-million demo facility to produce xylitol (a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener) and value-add bioglycols. Origin’s facility will produce commercial-scale chemical intermediates using technology first validated at its Sacramento pilot plant.

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