Member Companies

Sarnia Lambton Environmental Association Members:

ARLANXEO

ARLANXEO is an international chemical company that manufactures high quality products in the area of chemicals, synthetic rubbers and plastics. ARLANXEO.
Sarnia site is the headquarters for ARLANXEO in Canada with a Butyl rubber manufacturing facility and Olefins chemical operation. This facility is a major supplier to both domestic and international markets and employs over 400 workers.

Bio-Amber

A renewable chemistry company, BioAmber Inc. uses agricultural crops and transforms them into green chemicals that directly substitute for chemicals derived from fossil fuels.

BioAmber focuses on the development and commercialization of biobased succinic acid and derivatives. Succinic acid is a chemical building block that can be used to produce a wide range of products, from PBS (polybutylsuccinate), an innovative biodegradable plastic, to more traditional polymers such as polyesters, polyurethanes and nylons that are used to make textiles, automotive parts and electronics, among others.

Succinic acid is used as a flavoring agent for food and beverages, as an intermediate for various industrial chemicals such as dyes, perfumes, lacquers, photographic chemicals and alkyd resins, and as plasticizers. It is also used in metal treatment chemicals, vehicle water cooling systems and coatings.

In 2011, BioAmber subsidiary Bluewater Biochemicals selected Sarnia, Ontario as the location for its first North American biosuccinic acid plant. The Sarnia plant will have an initial capacity of 17,000 tonnes and will be commissioned in 2013. BioAmber also plans to produce 1,4‐Butanediol (BDO) on the site, using technology exclusively licensed from DuPont that converts succinic acid to BDO, a chemical with a $4 billion existing market. The goal is for the Sarnia plant to produce 35,000 tonnes of biosuccinic acid and 23,000 tonnes of biobased BDO at its peak.

The company has partnerships with Cargill, DuPont Applied Biosciences, Mitsui & Co. and Mitsubishi Chemical. It has offices and research labs in Minneapolis, MN, an office in Montreal, a sales office in Shanghai, China and a biosuccinic acid production plant in Pomacle, France with a 3,000 tonne capacity.

Cabot Canada Ltd.

Cabot Canada manufactures carbon black. Carbon black is a form of elemental carbon, which is manufactured, in a highly controlled process to produce particles and aggregates of varied structure and surface chemistry. The resulting products possess many different performance characteristics for a wide variety of applications that are marketed domestically and globally. The primary use for carbon black is in the tire industry where it is used as a rubber-reinforcing agent to enhance a tire’s performance, quality and durability.

CF Industries

CF Industries, a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing and distribution, owns and operates world-scale nitrogen complexes and serves agricultural and industrial customers through its best-in-class distribution system. The Courtright facility is an integrated system of plants based on a world-scale ammonia unit. In the downstream plants, much of the ammonia is upgraded to produce nitric acid, ammonium nitrate and urea. These products are further upgraded to make UAN solution and granular urea. In addition to agricultural purposes, the plant’s products are also used in the mining industry, and to make pulp, paper, explosives, resins, textiles and other products. Having both agricultural and industrial customers is a key advantage for Courtright.

Clean Harbors Canada, Inc.

Clean Harbor’s Lambton Facility is Ontario’s only permitted hazardous waste management complex. On-site services include a high-temperature incinerator, a secure chemical landfill, an analytical laboratory and a specialized transportation fleet.

Enbridge Pipeline Inc.

A North American leader in delivering energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world’s longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also has a growing involvement in the natural gas transmission and midstream businesses and expanding interests in green energy technologies.

H.C. Starck

H.C. Starck, Sarnia Canada, serves international markets through the production of tungsten metal powder, tungsten carbide and cast tungsten carbide. Our high performance engineered powders are used in the hard metal, tool making, automotive, energy, oil and gas, medical aviation, and chemical industries.

Imperial Oil Limited

Imperial Oil Limited’s Sarnia operations include its most complex oil refinery, Canada’s largest petroleum research laboratory, and a world-scale chemical plant and technology facility.

NOVA Chemicals Corporation

The resin from both Moore and St. Clair River polyethylene sites is transported to end-product manufacturers via rail and truck in the form of small pellets. End-products produced from our polyethylene resin include grocery bags, film wrap, household bottles and foam for packaging.

Corunna Site – Corunna, Ontario
The Corunna site produces ethylene and co-products including propylene, butadiene and benzene.

Moore Site – Mooretown, Ontario
The Moore site converts ethylene, supplied by Corunna, to manufacture both low-density and high-density polyethylene resins.

St. Clair River Site – Corunna, Ontario
The St. Clair River polyethylene facility uses SCLAIRTECH™ technology to manufacture high-density and linear-low-density polyethylene resin.

Ontario Power Generation

Ontario Power Generation’s Lambton Generating Station stopped using coal as fuel in 2013. This station served Ontario for more than 40 years, providing reliable electricity when it was needed most. Two units of the four at Lambton are being preserved so that they are available in the future to be converted to alternate fuels if required.

Plains Midstream Canada ULC

Plains Midstream Canada (PMC) is an industry leading transportation and midstream provider specializing in transportation, storage, processing and marketing solutions for crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL’s). PMC links petroleum producers with refiners and other customers via pipeline, truck and rail transportation. We also operate strategically located facilities for crude oil and NGL storage, separation of NGL from natural gas and fractionation of NGL into specification products.

Shell Canada Products

Shell’s Sarnia Manufacturing Centre is one of three Shell oil refineries in Canada. Shell’s Sarnia Manufacturing Centre refines approximately 75,000 barrels of crude oil per day into products such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), diesel oil, gasoline, furnace oil, jet fuel, and pure chemicals such as benzene, toluene, zylene and hydrocarbon solvents.

Styrolution Canada Limited

Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier. We offer products and solutions for a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, packaging and toys/sports/leisure. We employ around 3,200 people, operate 15 manufacturing sites across 9 countries, and have customers in more than 100 countries around the world.

Suncor Energy Products Inc.

Suncor’s Sarnia refinery has a crude oil capacity of 85,000 barrels per day. The plant produces intermediate feedstocks used in the production of plastics and pharmaceutical products in addition to a variety of fuel products.

Suncor Energy, St. Clair Ethanol

The Suncor St. Clair Ethanol Plant currently produces 400 million litres of ethanol per year. In addition to ethanol, the plant will produce dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), sources of high protein and high-energy feed for dairy and beef cows, hogs and poultry, as well as carbon dioxide, which is used to freeze foods and produce carbonated beverages and fire extinguishers.

Terrapure Environmental

Terrapure provides cost-effective solutions to industrial customers to improve their environmental performance with a focus on recycling and recovery of products from industrial residues. We push beyond conventional thinking about waste, finding solutions that transform it into new products that will contribute to our customer’s bottom line and reduce the environmental footprint. Where by-product recovery isn’t possible, we find ways to reduce the production of waste at the source. Terrapure Sarnia provides onsite tank management and environmental services focused on minimizing waste volumes and maximizing the recovery of valuable products such as water and oil for customers in the Valley. By working on customer sites we are able to reduce the costs and risks for our customers, creating value while minimizing their environmental impact.

Toda Advanced Materials

Toda Advanced Materials Inc. (TAM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toda Kogyo Corp. of Hiroshima Japan. TAM is a producer of nickel hydroxide powders for use primarily in the manufacture of rechargeable batteries commonly used in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV’s) and electronic equipment including cell phones, computers, and electronic games.

TransAlta Cogeneration

TransAlta’s Sarnia Regional Cogeneration Plant produces steam and electricity for industrial customers in Sarnia, surplus electricity is sold to the Ontario electricity market. The 575 MW plant uses natural gas to fuel gas turbines, which produce electricity. Heat is recovered from the exhaust of the gas turbines to produce steam, which is used in industrial production processes. Surplus steam is also used in a steam turbine to generate additional electricity.