motorcityAce Monday, 12/09/19 07:41:43 AM Re: None Post # of 2146600 $BIOAQ In Sarnia, the new owners of the former BioAmber plant – LCY Biosciences – have been hiring staff to restart production at the facility while California-based Origin Materials continues to work on setting up a demonstration plant to use bio-materials, such as sawdust, to make chemicals for use in plastics and other products. Alex Ward, president of Origin Materials Canada Research, told the conference the company has faced challenges, but “we’ve been making progress here.” The plant is being built from several modules fabricated at other sites and shipped to a site in Arlanxeo’s Bio-industrial Park next to Vidal Street. “We already have several modules on site,” Ward said. “The foundations have been poured. There’s work being done” and additional modules are being built. The company has said a few dozen people are expected to work at the site intended to show how the company’s technology can be successful at a commercial scale.