The Centre for Bioeconomy at Fanshawe College (CBE @ FAN)

Fanshawe College's Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Biotechnology (CARIB) labs are home to the new Centre for Bioeconomy at Fanshawe (CBE @ FAN) initiative, a collaborative hub for industry-led research in and around agri-food production and processing designed to accelerate new product development, encourage knowledge dissemination and technology transfer, and promote network and partnership development to address sectoral needs. 

Our Focus Areas

Plant and Soil Health

Increasing plant protection (from pests and disease) and improve soil health without the need for chemical solutions through the identification and application of existing bioactive properties of plants for use in new contexts.

Food and Beverage Innovation

Developing novel food and beverage products, like nutraceuticals, incorporating natural health products (probiotics, medicinal herbs, cannabinoids, etc.) or replacing chemical ingredients/preservatives with natural alternatives derived from plants or agri-food waste.

Agri-Food Waste to New Bioproducts Value Chains

Valorizing agri-waste products, including field waste, wastewater, and natural by-products from production/processing, into new, high-value products (such as surfactants for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, natural flavourings and pigments in food and beverage products, or bioactive substances for biopesticides) through the extraction of useful natural chemicals.

How to Access Our Services

Access to CBE @ FAN's servicesrequires a cash contribution from any company partners. However, that cost is determined on a sliding scale depending on the type and amount of services that are required:

  • Short term engagements (6 months-1 year)
  • Multi-year engagements (1-5 years)
  • Equipment and lab access: fixed hourly rates, depending on equipment/space
  • Co-working space: flexible administrative space for individual or team work


CBE @ FAN is supported through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.


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The Centre for Sustainable Enregy and Environments (CSEE)

The Centre for Sustainable Energy and Environments (CSEE) is a virtual, applied research centre at Fanshawe College.

CSEE was created to partner with business and industry, to undertake research in renewable energy technologies including energy management, energy-efficient building design and retrofitting, transportation, and sustainable communities. This was the College's first multi-million dollar federal research grant.

CSEE brings together academic, entrepreneurial, technical and business expertise to help companies innovate in the fields of renewable energy, alternative transportation and other green technologies. A broad range of project development, and research and innovation services are available to business clients through CSEE.

Past and current projects

Past and Current Partners, Collaborators and Funders

For more information on project collaboration, please visit our Partners page.

CSEE is funded through a grant from the College and Community Innovation program, administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Interested in Accessing Our Facilities?

For more information please contact:
Room K1024, London Campus
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.
London, Ontario, Canada. N5Y 5R6