Chatham-Kent has thriving biofuels industryCanada’s largest cluster of chemical, allied manufacturing, and R&D facilities are located in this region. Chatham-Kent manufacturers and labour force are experienced in servicing the US$18 Billion chemical industry.


Chatham-Kent is home to the largest supplier of ethanol, industrial fuel and beverage grade alcohols in Canada, GreenField Global. In response to demand for a clean, renewable alternative to oil, GreenField Global established a facility in the heart of rich farmland in Chatham-Kent in 1998.

Respected for its ingenuity, GreenField is offering an alternative to rising oil prices by developing next generation biofuels made from agriculture, forestry and municipal waste. This region is ideal for future bio-fuel developments.

Innovative research at University of Guelph 

Ridgetown Campus takes pride in addressing bio-economy opportunities as they relate to agriculture, horticulture and environment industries.  The Centre for Agricultural Renewable Energy and Sustainability (C.A.R.E.S) focuses on generating direct benefits to the farm gate while advancing the innovation of new technologies and encouraging the adoption of bio-energy.

The priority objectives of CARES to produce environmentally responsible and sustainable energy and integrate renewable energy systems to manage agricultural footprint.

3rd largest procuder of plastics
8 out of 10 of the largest chemical companies in the world have operations in Ontario