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
- 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
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.
For more information, please visit the BDDC website: www.bioproductscentre.com