Bioindustrial Process Research Centre
(BPRC)

Lambton College

Sarnia, ON

ABOUT BPRC

The facility is 9,000 square feet, includes two laboratories, office space for 15 people, an outdoor growing space and a three-bay greenhouse that features computer-controlled humidity, temperature and lighting. The Centre for Boreal Research is an Approved Seed Testing Facility. The facility was funded by NAIT, Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, with industry funding from Shell Canada and Penn West Petroleum.


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RESEARCH AND INNOVATION EXPERTISE

EXPERTISE

  1. Fermentation and Distillation
  2. Bioproducts, Biochemicals, Biofuels and Biomaterials
  3. Pharmaceutical and Natural Heatlh Products
  4. Cultivation, extraction and chemical analysis
  5. Bio Process Instrumentation and Process Control
  6. Food and Beverage
  7. Cleantech
  8. Life Sciences and Biotechnology

Fields of projects:

  • Separation and Characterization of Glucose, Xylose and Oligomers from Cellulosic Biomass
  • Optimizing Cannabis Terpene Isolation
  • Development of New Kombuchas
  • Evaluation of Sustainable Cannabis Extraction Methods
  • Concurrent Alcohol Recovery and Fermentation
  • Vermicomposting of Agri-Food Waste
  • Detection of Bacterial Pathogens in Water
  • Industrial Production of Black Soldier Fly Larvae
  • Molecular Agriculture of Medicinal Herbs

TECHNOLOGY SECTORS

  1. Natural Resources

EQUIPMENT AND LABS

Equipment
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
Dionex Ion Chromatography System
Gas Chromatograph (GC) with a Mass Spectrometer and Flame Ionization Detector
Fluorescent Microscope
High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Analyzer for the Thermogravimetric Analyzer
Raman Spectrometer
Zeta Potential Analyzer
Mass Spectrometer and Internal TCD for Quantachrome Surface Area Analyzer
Supercritical CO2 Extractor
Microplate Reader
Real-time PCR
Glove Box
UPLC-TOF
GC-MS
GC-FID
HPLC-QQQ
UV/VIS/NIR spectrophotometer
DNA Sequencer
2 L to 32 L fermenter
Distillation equipment
Atomic force microscopy
Scanning electron microscopy
Tensile analyzer
Elongation analyzer
Particle size analyzer
IZOD impact tester
Pelletizer
Micro compounder
Twin screw extruder
  • A&L Biologicals
  • Western Phytoceutica
  • Lignition
  • Roelands Plant Farms
  • Refined Fool Brewery
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • University of Guelph
  • Bioindustrial Innovation Canada