Bark Biorefinery

The Bark Biorefinery project represents a partnership between forest, chemical, and automotive industries and the public sector, aimed at the development of converting bark into green value-added products.

The research team from two universities, University of Toronto and Lakehead University, received funding from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. This funding is matched by equal amounts from private sector partners and institutional support, mounting up to $5.25 million. Through this public and private partnership, the project aims to replace petroleum-based materials with green value-added products developed through conversion of bark. The outcomes of research will enhance the competitiveness of Ontario’s forestry sector, and will contribute to “Bio-Economy and Clean Technology” focus area of the provincial Innovation Agenda.


THIS PROJECT IS FUNDED BY


Special thanks to the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.

Collaborating Academic Institutions, Government Agencies,
Industry Partners, and Organizations

The Bark Biorefinery project represents a partnership between forest, chemical, and automotive industries and the public sector, aimed at the development of converting bark into green value-added products.


Latest News

September 10, 2014

Congratulations to Professor Ning Yan on being awarded the Chair in Value Added Wood and Composite in the Faculty of Forestry effective July 1, 2014.


August 14, 2014

The Bark Biorefinery Project holds a workshop for Science Unlimited @uToronto high school students. For more information, view slideshow here.


July 24, 2014

The Bark Biorefinery Project holds a workshop for the Summer Mentorship Program. For more information, view slideshow here.


June 10, 2014

In collaboration with the Faculty of Forestry, Bark Biorefinery Project held a workshop for Junior and Senior Kindergarten students from the Da Vinci School. For more information, please see short slideshow here.