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Beyond the Bench: GreenCentre and XRCC sign infrastructure agreement

October 1, 2014

GreenCentre Canada is pleased to announce a unique collaboration with Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), Canada’s leading materials research centre.

Since its inception in 2009, GreenCentre has worked with chemistry researchers and entrepreneurs to develop their green chemistry technologies in preparation for industry adoption. At GreenCentre, promising innovations become the focus of a hands-on, holistic commercialization program that includes technology assessment, application development, market analysis, and IP protection.

GreenCentre’s in-house laboratory, which has underpinned its commercialization activities to date, is limited in scale. By working with XRCC, GreenCentre immediately expands its development capacity beyond the bench scale to pilot scale. Consequently, GreenCentre can now respond to industry’s need for appropriately scaled and de-risked green technology options.

The agreement with XRCC also allows GreenCentre to retain rights to new IP created as part of the technology development and scale up at XRCC.   Ensuring direct access to relevant IP greatly improves the likelihood of industry adopting these promising technologies.

By leveraging XRCC’s expertise and their state-of-the-art engineering facility and chemical pilot plant, GreenCentre can accelerate industry implementation of game-changing green chemistry technologies and further its mission to advance sustainable chemistry innovations into the marketplace.

“GreenCentre is thrilled to have access to the infrastructure and expertise at XRCC, which allows us to take our technology development to a whole new level,” says Rui Resendes, Executive Director of GreenCentre Canada. “We are now able to significantly expand our ability to serve our clients and stakeholders in advancing game-changing green chemistry technologies for industrial uptake.”


About GreenCentre

Formed in 2009 and funded by the governments of Ontario and Canada, and industry, GreenCentre is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) and the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR).  GreenCentre’s product and application development activities are housed in a 10,000 square foot facility dominated by state-of-the-art wet labs with solvent-handling systems, inert atmosphere glove boxes and standard analytical equipment. GreenCentre is located at Innovation Park at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


About Xerox

Since the invention of Xerography more than 75 years ago, the people of Xerox (New York Stock Exchange: XRX) have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done. Today, we are the global leader in business process and document management, helping organizations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., more than 140,000 Xerox employees serve clients in 160 countries, providing business servicesprinting equipment and software for commercial and government organizations. Learn more and


Media Contacts:
John Quinn, Xerox Canada, 1-416-733-6828;

Rui Resendes, GreenCentre, 1-613-507-4700, ext. 103; - See more at: