The transformation of agricultural-based commodities into environmentally-friendly and cost -competitive products is growing - breathing new life into economy of Southwestern Ontario. The region’s traditional economic leaders - the agriculture, chemical and automotive industries - are facing growing competitive pressures. So the timing is ideal to make Southwestern Ontario a centre for cultivating bioproducts technology and expanding the market for it. The region’s high concentration in agriculture, chemical, plastic and automotive production forms a natural base for the development of new bioproducts.
A network has been formed to capitalize on this unique opportunity, to enhance the competitiveness of the region’s industries, and to generate new sources of economic growth. It’s called SOBIN - Southwestern Ontario Bioproducts Innovation Network.
SOBIN is a not-for-profit organization dedicated advancing new bioproducts and finding new uses for biobased feedstock in manufacturing primarily in the automotive, chemical and energy industries.