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Our Team

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Dr. Baoling Chen

Manager, CBARN

Dr. Baoling Chen is the Manager of the Canadian Bio-Cleantech Applied Research Network (CBARN), a Lambton College led network of four college institutions providing access to research and innovation in the bio-cleantech industry. In this role, Dr. Chen is responsible for the overall management of the large multi-institutional FedDev Ontario grant including coordinating with funders, other colleges and industry partners. In addition to her role as CBARN Manager, Dr. Chen is the chair holder of the Industrial Research Chair for Colleges (IRCC) at Lambton College.  

Dr. Chen joined Lambton College in 2016 as a researcher and the Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre (BPRC) Coordinator before taking on the role of IRCC. Dr. Chen has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, holds a Professional Engineer license from the Province of Ontario and has a Project Management Professional designation from Project Management Institute. Her research focus is Advanced Biotechnology and Natural Health Products.

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Jose Feitosa Filho

Coordinator, CBARN

Jose Feitosa Filho is the Coordinator of the Bio-Cleantech Applied Research Network (CBARN) Coordinator a Lambton College led network of four college institutions providing access to research and innovation in the bio-cleantech industry. In his role, Jose works with multiple departments to operate the large, multi-institutional CBARN grant.

Jose previously worked as Business Development Assistant with Lambton College Lambton Water Centre under the Research & Innovation department. In this role, Jose assisted in reaching out to companies interested in developing research projects and product development in the areas of water and wastewater. Prior to his time at Lambton College, Jose worked as an Environmental, Health and Safety Officer with the Brazilian Army for 8 years, coordinating projects in the areas of environmental compliance and remediation of contaminated and degraded areas. Jose has a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering and a Postgraduate degree in Health & Safety Engineering, both in Brazil. Jose Recently graduated from the Business Management program at Lambton College.

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Lambton College

Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre (BPRC)
Sarnia, Ontario

Lambton College is a leading research college in Canada and the lead partner of CBARN, providing management of the overall project. Research and Innovation has been the key focus and commitment for Lambton and as part of this commitment, the College established the Centre of Excellence for Energy & Bio- Industrial Technology in 2015 in an effort to support industries and businesses through applied research, development, commercialization, incubation, prototyping, and pilot plant studies to develop new or improved technologies, products and processes.


  • Developing advanced, affordable biomaterials from waste and agriculture biomass
  • Pharmaceuticals and natural health products
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Product quality control
  • Fermentation and downstream process
  • Food & beverage
  • Biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials
  • Cultivation, extraction and chemical analysis
  • Bio process instrumentation and process control
  • Digital technology for bio process

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Fanshawe College

London, Ontario

Fanshawe College has established expertise in bio-technology through the CARIB (Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Biotechnology) laboratories, and in particular focuses on servicing agricultural and food-processing industries. CARIB will support cleantech companies in the bioeconomy through CBARN on projects that reduce waste in the food production process chain or that produce food products that are more nutritious while reducing the environmental impact.  CARIB supports the agricultural and food industry through the development of new products, as well as product and process improvements.  


  • Analyses of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, sugars, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements
  • Food traceability
  • Food or product shelf life testing
  • Calorie analysis
  • Beverage fermentations
  • CO2 extractions
  • Spray drying
  • Ingredient encapsulation
  • Waste reduction and/or valorization
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Mohawk College

Hamilton, Ontario

Mohawk College is a top-tier Applied Research institution.  IDEAWORKS, its research hub, has dedicated Research Chairs, faculty and students, and extensive partnerships with industry.  Together, their work advances Sustainability goals while contributing to the Ontario economy.


  • Biofuel production and emissions testing
  • Cell culture and molecular biological assays to create and test sustainable biproducts
  • Microbiological assays to isolate and test microbes that degrade toxins
  • Bioreactors to grow microbes and isolate bioproducts
  • Recombinant DNA technology to improve clean-tech bioproducts, microbes, plants etc.
  • Wastewater sampling and analysis
  • Big data analysis to assess pollutants
  • Energy, power and resource management
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing to create cleantech materials
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Loyalist College

Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis (CNPMC)
Belleville, Ontario

Ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges, Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. As Ontario’s Destination College, the College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Loyalist houses Canada’s only Technology Access Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis.


  • Green extraction techniques including supercritical CO2
  • Natural health product development, analysis, and stability
  • Food and beverage analysis
  • Chemical characterization through high resolution mass spectrometry
  • Plant genomics and cultivation
  • Microbiological assays for quality control
  • Molecular biology


Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR)
London, Ontario

The Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources(ICFAR) is a unique research facility that is part of Western University. ICFAR houses pilot plant research space and is a bridge between academic bench-top with industrial-scale research. Award-winning faculty based at ICFAR specialize in biomass and waste conversion into value-added chemicals and fuels, bioproducts characterization and applications, thermochemical reactor technologies and more.


  • Thermochemical conversion of agricultural and forestry biomass and organic municipal and industrial residues
  • Torrefaction, pyrolysis and gasification
  • Production of biooil, biochar and gaseous products (chemicals and fuels)
  • Products analytical characterization
  • Pilot plants design, construction, commissioning and operation  
  • Scale-up of thermochemical plants
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Utilization of organic residues and biomass in hydroponic cultures
  • Production, characterization and testing of slow-release fertilizers
  • Biooils and biochars upgrading by post-processing
  • Custom-tailored biochars for specialty applications
  • Applications of biochars as soil amendments, catalysts, adsorbents, fillers, advanced materials
  • Evaluation of potential carbon dioxide offsets and credits
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Monitoring of odour generation and dispersion and mitigation strategies

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Technology Access Centre in Bio-innovation (TAC-B)
Ottawa, Ontario

La Cité's Centre d'accès à la technologie en bio-innovation (CAT-B) contributes to the biotechnology sector by accelerating business innovation through support for process or product development and improvement.CAT-B provides access to qualified scientific personnel and state-of-the-art equipment. The team has extensive expertise in microbiology, cell biology, plant biology, molecular biology and genetics as well as experts in the biology of cannabis, in the development of disease diagnosis tools, in precision fermentation and in cellular agriculture (cultivated meat).


  • Development, optimization and validation of bioprocesses for cellular agriculture (cultured meat and precision fermentation)
  • Chemical and biochemical analysis
  • Genetic engineering applied to industrial and plant biotechnologies, including CRISPR-Cas9
  • Recombinant protein engineering and production
  • High-throughput screening platform for optimization of cell culture and fermentation media
  • Use of tissue culture (in vitro) as a tool to improve plant production and accelerate varietal selection
The Canadian Bio-Cleantech Applied Research Network (CBARN) is a network of colleges and universities who collaborate with small and medium sized bio-based companies.
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