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.