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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Western University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The focus of the Bioindustrial Innovation Centre is to help Canada become a globally recognized leader in taking sustainable feedstock, such as agricultural and forestry by-products and wastes, and turning these renewable resources into energy and value-added chemicals for use in applications ranging from construction to automotive parts.

The Bioindustrial Innovation Centre plays a major role in translating Southwestern Ontario's strengths in agriculture, chemical and automotive production into new, sustainable bioproducts and renewable energy. It is creating North America's first biotechnology laboratories and shared pilot plant facilities for gasification, pyrolysis, fermentation and bio-conversion – key technologies involved in converting agricultural and forestry by-products into fuels, chemicals, products and materials.

Set up with $15 million in seed funding from the National Centres of Excellence program with renovations partly funded by Ontario's Ministry of Innovation through a $10 million grant, the BIC is designed to help bridge the gap between research and market in chemicals and energy production from biomass. It is located at the Sarnia Lambton Campus of the University of Western Ontario Research Park.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.