Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR)

Organizational focus: The Institute for Chemical Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR) conducts research on biomass and waste conversion. 

Who they are: Based at Western University, ICFAR is a 20,000-square-foot research space that bridges academia and industrial-scale research. ICFAR brings together talent from academia, government, and industry to collectively accelerate innovation focused on sustainable alternative resources.

What they offer: ICFAR works to find sustainable alternatives related to thermochemical conversion and fluid-cooking technologies to create a more circular economy. This includes developing practical solutions for the transformation of biomass, organic residues, co-products, and waste into value-added products that can be successfully commercialized.


Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources
Environmental Sciences Western Field Station
22312 Wonderland Rd N
Ilderton, ON
N0M 2A0

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Published: May 8, 2024

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