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GreenCentre partners with international plastics recycling company

 
2010-02-04

GreenCentre Canada has struck a partnership with NexCycle Plastics Inc, one of North America's leading plastics recycling companies. A national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, GreenCentre was launched last February by PARTEQ Innovations, Queen's technology transfer office.

 "As a major force in plastics recycling, this company makes an immense contribution to global efforts aimed at creating a more sustainable world," says GreenCentre's executive director, Dr. Rui Resendes. "We are looking forward to working with NexCycle to identify new green technologies that will advance their own operational goals."

 GreenCentre Canada brings together leading Green Chemistry researchers from universities across Canada, national and international industry partners, and commercialization experts to identify and develop clean, less energy-intensive alternatives to traditional chemical products and manufacturing processes. It has already received more than 90 technology disclosures from Canadian universities and is now negotiating a number of license agreements to bring technologies into the Centre for further commercialization.

Currently located in the Biosciences Complex, the Centre is scheduled to move this spring into its new state-of-the art lab and scale-up facility at Innovation Park.

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