REDUCING PETROLEUM RELIANCE THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY
Forest Wastes Becomes Green Chemicals
Partners: THESIS Chemistry Inc.
Project Location: Cambridge, ON
Benefits: The production of environmentally-friendly versions of chemicals from lignin, a wood waste product.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH
Approximately 95% of all chemicals manufactured today are derived from petroleum. THESIS has successfully made laboratory-quality oxo-aromatic chemicals from lignin. These compounds have widespread applications in the food, flavor, fragrance, pharmaceutical, agrichemical and dye industries.