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  • PAST EVENT: May 5, 2017

    OAC Centennial Arboretum 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.

Established in 2008, the BDDC conducts leading edge research to develop greener bioproducts to substitute non-renewable materials in many manufacturing sectors (including automotive), consumer goods and services.

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
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • 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
  • 3D Printing of Bio-based Materials
  • Pyrolysis of Biomass and Characterization of Biocarbon for Composite Applications
  • Non-food Product Processing
    • Extrusion Processing & Injection Molding
    • Cast & Blown Films

Commercial application of research results is a guiding principle for the BDDC. Companies working in the automotive, packaging or building materials sectors 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.