Welcome to the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre
Located at the University of Guelph, the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC) is an interdisciplinary centre where plant biologists, chemists and engineers converge to investigate and commercialize biomaterials.
The BDDC has facilities to carry out research and collaborative activities in the areas of:
Bioplastics and Bio-based Polymers
Green Composites, Natural Fibre Composites and Biocomposites
Bio-based Nanocomposites and Nanoblends
Lignin-Filled Thermoplastics and Thermosetting Polymer Composites
Bio-based Materials from the Co-Products and Byproducts of Biofuel Industries
Biomass and Biomaterials Sustainability
Recyclability, Durability and Biodegradability Studies
Sustainability of Bio-based Materials
Commercial application of research results is a guiding principle for the BDDC. As a result companies working in the automotive, packaging or building materials sectors for example will find the BDDC a valuable partner in biomaterials production and processing.
This fully resourced facility is unique to Ontario and provides industry the opportunity to partner with university-based researchers in their exploration of new materials and processing techniques. Innovations coming from the BDDC will help companies in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their environmental footprint, while helping Canada to grow its bio-economy.
Please explore further to find out how you can benefit from working with the BDDC.
Directions and Parking
Crop Science Building
Department of Plant Agriculture
University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd. E.
Guelph, ON, Canada
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