Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Micron Waste Innovation Centre official opening (left to right: Karen Lauriston, Micron VP Corporate; Dr. Bob Bhushan, Micron Chief Technology Officer; Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister for Public Services and Procurement; Cam Battley, CCO, Aurora Cannabis and Micron Board Member; Alfred Wong, Micron President & CEO)
Vancouver – Micron Waste Technologies Inc. officially opened its waste treatment innovation centre in Metro-Vancouver on April 16.
The new Delta facility will be the operational headquarters for Micron’s research team, led by chief technology officer Bob Bhushan.
Current and future research will include the development of commercial applications for new waste treatment targets produced by a variety of industries, including brewing and distilling, biopharmaceutical, food processing, oil and gas, agribusiness and pulp and paper.
“The Micron Waste Innovation Centre will be home to the heart of our company – the patented platform we innovated to rapidly bio-engineer and commercialize waste treatment solutions for a wide range of urgent waste problems,” said president and CEO Alfred Wong.
“We have used the platform to create solutions for management of food and cannabis waste and will now expand our focus to the build a robust pipeline of additional proprietary waste solutions.”
The Micron Waste Innovation Centre opened with speeches by Carla Qualtrough, minister of public services and procurement and MP Delta; George Harvie, mayor of Delta; and Cam Battley, chief corporate officer of Aurora Cannabis Inc. and Micron board member.