Bio-Industry Resource Centre and Biofuel Quality Testing Laboratory

Olds College, Olds, Alberta
What the facility does

Pilot and demo space for renewable fuel systems, some ASTM fuel testing for biofuels

Areas of expertise

The Industry Resource Centre (pilot space) and the analytical lab are located in the same building to facilitate development of pilot scale technologies. 

Research services
  • ASTM testing for biodiesel
  • Scale up and pilot manufacturing
Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Chemical industries
  • Clean technology
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Manufacturing and processing

Specialized lab


BioIndustry Resource Centre

Varian GC/FID (with HS capability)


Sindie Bio-Sulphur Analyzer


Metrohm Rancimat


Karl-Fisher Titrator


Muffle Furnace


75L Fermenter Systems

OCCI Chemistry Lab

Agilent GC/MS


Agilent LC/MS


Various (UV/vis spectrophotometer, automatic titrator

Plant physiology lab

Controlled environment chambers


Microbiology lab

  • Durham Energy Recovery Inc.
  • Ceres Solutions