Local Company Receives Research Grant
September 10, 2014 12:30pm
Competitive Green Technologies, a company out of Leamington, is receiving a $3-million grant from the federal government.
The grant will be used to conduct a pilot project to turn non-food crops like switchgrass into industrial products like bioplastics.
The purpose of the testing is to commercialize new bioplastics in hopes of helping farmers turn agricultural waste into a new revenue stream.
The research will be completed in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre.