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AUTO21 supports an extensive and integrated multidisciplinary automotive research program grouped in six themes: health, safety and injury prevention; societal issues and the automobile; materials and manufacturing; powertrains, fuels and emissions; design processes; and intelligent systems and sensors.

Contact: Dr. Peter Frise
Tel: (519) 253-3000, ext. 4130
Web: http://www.auto21.ca

UWO Research & Development Park, Sarnia-Lambton Campus

The Park's mandate is to ally with business to identify, facilitate, and accelerate economic development and growth through innovation so products and processes can be more rapidly commercialized.

Contact: Dr. Don Hewson
Tel: (519) 383-8303, ext. 223
Web: http://www.researchpark.ca

Dr. Ming Zheng, University of Windsor, Dept. of Mechanical,
Automotive and Materials Engineering

Diesel Emission Control; Active Exhaust Aftertreatment; Combustion; Alternative Fuel Engines; Thermal/Fluid Systems; IC Engine Modeling; Emission Measurements.

Contact: Dr. Ming Zheng
Tel: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 2636
Web: http://web2.uwindsor.ca/courses/engineering/mzheng/index.html#Current%20Projects

Dr. Andrzej Sobiesiak, University of Windsor, Dept. of Mechanical,
Automotive and Materials Engineering

Internal Combustion Engines; Alternate Fuels; Combustion; Measurements in Flows and Flames

Contact: Dr. Andrzej Sobiesiak
Tel: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 3886
Web: http://appsrv.uwindsor.ca:7777/uwincpb/jsp/

Dr. Amarjeet Bassi, University of Western Ontario, Dept. of Chemical
and Biochemical Engineering

Dr. Bassi's research group applies living microorganisms or their components such as proteins and enzymes for the development of green products and processes.

Contact: Dr. Amarjeet Bassi
Tel: (519) 661-2111 ext. 88324
web: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/people/abassi/

Dr. Sohrab Rohani, University of Western Ontario, Dept. of Chemical
and Biochemical Engineering

Professor Rohani's main areas of research are Crystallization of Pharmaceuticals (polymorphism) and Process Control.

Contact: Dr. Sohrab Rohani
Tel: (519) 661-4116
Web: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/compendium/faculty/rohani.htm

Dr. Mohini Sain, University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry,
Centre for Biocomposites and Biomaterials Processing

Professor Sain's research expertise is in the development and testing of biocomposites and biomaterial processing.

Contact: Dr. Mohini Sain
Tel: (416) 946-3191
Web: http://www.forestry.utoronto.ca/ac_staff/current/sain/index.htm

Dr. Mark Kortschot, University of Toronto

Professor Kortschot teaches materials science and chemistry, and conducts research on polymers, composites and paper science.

Contact: Dr. Mark Kortschot
Tel: (416) 946-3191
Web: http://www.pulpandpaper.utoronto.ca/People/Faculty/Bios/kortschot.html

Dr. Chul B. Park, University of Toronto

Areas of research include: Development of Novel Microcellular Processing Technologies; Analysis and Control of Cell Nucleation, Cell Growth, and Shaping ; Computational Modeling of Foaming; Development of Artificial Wood; Measurement and Modeling of the Thermophysical Properties of Polymer/Supercritical Fluids.

Contact: Dr. Chul Park
Tel: (416) 946-3191
Web: http://www.mie.utoronto.ca/staff/profiles/park.html

Dr. Brad Saville, University of Toronto

Professor Saville works in the development of enzyme processes for applications in pulp and paper processing.

Contact: Dr. Brad Saville
Tel: (416) 946-3191
Web: http://www.pulpandpaper.utoronto.ca/People/Faculty/Bios/saville.html

Dr. Larry Erickson, University of Guelph, Department of Plant Agriculture

Professor Erickson's has extensive research expertise in the area of plant molecular biology and has been a lead individual in the University of Guelph's focus on bioproduct development.

Contact: Dr. Larry Erickson
Tel: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 53398
Web: http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/faculty/lerickson/

Dr. Gary Ablett, University of Guelph, Plant Agriculture, Ridgetown College

Professor Ablett's research has focused on soybean breeding, genetics, oil quality, germplasm for food grade and industrial markets.

Contact: Dr. Gary Ablett
Tel: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 53386
Web: http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/faculty/gablett/

Dr. Istvan Rajcan, University of Guelph

Professor Rajcan's main areas of research include soybean breeding, genetics, molecular markers, seed quality, disease resistance.

Contact: Dr. Istvan Rajcan
Tel: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 53564
Web: http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/faculty/irajcan/

Dr. Hugh Earl, University of Guelph, Plant Agriculture

Professor Earl's main area of research is oilseed physiology and agronomy.

Contact: Dr. Hugh Earl
Tel: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 58568
Web: http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/faculty/hearl/

Dr. Raymond Legge, University of Waterloo, Chemical Engineering

Professor Legge's expertise is in the area of biomimetic engineering, where he applies biological principles and fundamentals to the development of unique approaches to the synthesis of specialty and commodity chemicals and development of novel materials.

Contact: Dr. Raymond Legge
Tel: (519) 888-4567 Ext. 6728
Web: http://chentserver.uwaterloo.ca/faculty/legge.html

Dr. Leonardo Simon, University of Waterloo, Chemical Engineering

Professor Simon's main areas of research include: Correlation of synthesis-structure-properties of polymers; Development of polymer nanocomposites; Mathematical modeling of polymerization mechanisms

Contact: Dr. Leonardo Simon
Tel: (519) 888-4567 Ext. 3301
Web: http://chentserver.uwaterloo.ca/faculty/simon.html

Dr. Keith Taylor, University of Windsor, Associate Vice-President Research,
Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Professor Taylor's main areas of research are applied enzymology and environmental biotechnology.

Contact: Dr. Keith Taylor
Tel: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 3917
Web: http://web4.uwindsor.ca/units/biochem/web/ChemistryPeople.nsf/0/

Dr. Roman Grigorievich Maev, University of Windsor, Department of Physics

Professor Maev's main areas of research include ultrasonic imaging and acoustic microscopy, acousto-optics and advanced material characterization

Contact: Dr. Roman Maev
Tel: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 2661
Web: http://appsrv.uwindsor.ca:7777/uwincpb/jsp/

Dr. Elena Maeva, University of Windsor, Department of Physics

Professor Maeva's main area of research is in the applications of acoustic microscopy and the fastening of automotive parts to metal and plastic surfaces.

Contact: Dr. Elena Maeva
Tel: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 2646
Web: http://appsrv.uwindsor.ca:7777/uwincpb/jsp/

Dr. William Altenhof, University of Windsor, Department of
Mechanical Automotive & Materials Engineering

Professor Altenhof's main areas of research include: Crashworthiness; Impact Testing; Finite Element Analysis (FEA); Experimental (Destructive) Testing; Stress Analysis; Dynamics; Machine Design

Contact: Dr. William Altenhof
Tel: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 2619
Web: http://www.uwindsor.ca/units/eng/Faculty2003.nsf/


Sun Chemical Inks

use of vegetable based ingredients for the production of inks and coatings.

Contact: Brian Collict
Tel: (905) 796-2222
Web: http://www.sunchemical.com/canada

Ontario Chemistry Value Chain Initiative

Made up of companies, associations, and individuals representing the chemistry value chain established to make Ontario a global leader in innovative, environmentally sustainable, chemical products, technologies and processes.

Contact: Bernard West
Tel: (416) 487-3397

Dow Chemical Automotive

Research into the use of biobased fibre in composite material applications.

Contact: Allan James
Tel: (248) 89-2926
Web: http://www.dow.com


Agrilab Technologies Inc

develops, designs, manufactures, and markets heat transfer solutions to rural and agribusiness customers. Agrilab is focused on technology for the generation of energy from aerobic decomposition of plant and animal waste.

Contact: Joseph Ouellette
Tel: (519) 944-5900
Web: http://www.agrilab.org

BIOX Corporation

BIOX's goal is to use its revolutionary new technology to produce the highest quality, renewable, non-toxic and biodegradable biodiesel fuel on a commercial scale and at a cost that will allow for individuals and corporations to be environmentally responsible without having to pay extra for the privilege.

Contact: Tim Haig
Tel: (905) 337-4970
Web: http://www.bioxcorp.com

Commercial Alcohols Inc.

Owns and operates corn dry milling ethanol distilleries in Chatham and Tiverton, Ontario and owns and operates an alcohol packaging facility in Brampton, Ontario.

Contact: Robert Gallant
Tel: (416) 304-1700
Web: http://www.comalc.com

DynaMotive Energy Systems Corp.

DynaMotive is an energy systems company focused on the development of innovative energy solutions based on its patented fast pyrolysis system which economically converts biomass into a renewable, environmentally friendly fuel.

Contact: David Marnoch
Tel: 1-877-863-2268
Web: http://www.dynamotive.com

Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative Inc.

is an incorporated co-operative formed in April of 2002 to explore the possibility of building a modern commercial scale grain ethanol plant in South Western Ontario.

Contact: Tom Cox
Tel: 1-866-211-0435
Web: http://www.igpc.ca

Rothsay Biodiesel

Rothsay biodiesel is an environmentally friendly renewable fuel made by converting animal fats and recycled cooking oil into a "green" alternative fuel that, reduces harmful greenhouse gases, and can be used in all diesel engines today.

Contact: Ron Wardrop
Tel: (905) 628-2258
Web: http://www.rothsaybiodiesel.ca


Hempline Inc.

Produces high quality hemp fiber suitable for a wide range of applications. The primary hemp fiber from the outer portion of the hemp stalk is an ideal reinforcement in composites. The core hemp fiber from the inside of the stalk makes an excellent material for horse bedding, garden mulch or as a filler in composites.

Contact: Geof Kime
Tel: (519) 652-0440
Web: http://www.hempline.com

PSA Composites

Patented extrusion technology that significantly reduces weight, while maintaining performance for biocomposites in the construction and plastics industry.

Contact: Dr. Frank Maine
Tel: (519) 823-1465
Email: fmaine@psacomposites.com

SunOpta BioProcess Group

technology for the conversion of biomass into value added industrial products. The Group utilizes extensive engineering and research and development expertise in combination with its steam explosion technology, known as the "StakeTech Steam Explosion System", to provide innovative biomass conversion solutions.

Contact: Murray Burke
Tel: (905) 455-2528 ext. 144
Web: http://www.sunopta.com

Wellington Polymer Technology Inc.

Manufacturers of environmentally friendly composite cedar-like shake roof shingles. The WPTI composite blend is a mixture of post industrial plastic(s), recycled rubber elastomers and cellulosic fibre materials.

Contact: Jim Nash
Tel: (519) 380-9265
Web: http://www.enviroshake.com


NeoVentures Biotechnology Inc.

NeoBio Consulting provides integrated technical assessment and business analysis for bioproducts opportunities.

Contact: Dr. Gregory Penner
Tel: (519) 829-3615
Web: http://www.neoventures.ca


Matt McLean, Executive Director
Southwestern Ontario Bioproducts Innovation Network (SOBIN)

Tel: (519) 354-9714 ext. 3905;
Fax: (519) 354-3436
Email: mmclean@stclaircollege.ca

SOBIN Website

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