NSERC IRC Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass and Waste to Bioindustrial Resources

Professor Franco Berruti holds the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass and Waste to Bioindustrial Resources.  This Chair was developed to tackle the problems of waste generation by increasing resource recovery and moving towards a circular economy, aiming at a zero-waste with zero greenhouse gas emissions from the waste sector. The research focuses on the development of innovative and practical solutions for the transformation of biomass, organic residues, co-products and wastes, using thermochemical technologies, into value-added products that can be successfully commercialized, generating simultaneously environmental and economic benefits, jobs and wealth creation.  See The Circle: Feedstock, Conversion, Uptake and Back.

 In addition to generous support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 12 partners have joined with Western University to create this opportunity because they have the vision and desire to support change, change that will have positive environmental effects while supporting the economy of Canada.Partnering with Western University in support of the NSERC IRC in Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass and Waste to Bioindustrial Resources are: