Research at ICFAR

The Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR) is a research facility that is part of Western University, located north of the City of London, Ontario.  ICFAR houses pilot plant research space, providing a bridge between academic benchtop with industrial-scale research, providing graduate and undergraduate students with a highly relevant learning experience.  Award-winning faculty are based at ICFAR, specializing in biomass conversion, fluid-coking technologies and more, who make working with industries a priority, to give students an outstanding educational experience.

ICFAR is home to two NSERC Industrial Research Chairs (IRCs). Professor Cedric Briens holds the NSERC/Syncrude Industrial Research Chair and Professor Franco Berruti holds the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass and Waste to Bioindustrial Resources.