Council Gives Green Light To Bio-Chemical PlantFebruary 6, 2018 9:30am
Sarnia council is applauding plans for a bio-based feedstock company from California to build its first bio-chemical manufacturing facility in Sarnia.
City council approved official plan and zoning bylaw amendments from Arlanxeo Canada for its property at 1265 Vidal St. S at a public meeting Monday.
The applicant intends to sell property to Sacramento-based Origin Materials for construction of a plant that will convert wood fibres into chemicals that can be used to produce plastics and other products.
“This is such a good news story,” councillor Anne Marie Gillis said during Monday’s meeting. “The fact that we are having someone who has, as I understand it, set up a pilot plant at the research park and now has located in the city is a real win, win, all the way around.
The site to be acquired by Origin, was previously used by the Polymer Corporation for a synthetic rubber production facility, dating back to 1943.