Blue Goose Biorefineries Inc. is scaling up a patented process to manufacture Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC). Cellulose Nanocrystals are very small (150 nm x 10 nm) needles of crystalline cellulose. The size, shape and crystallinity of CNC lead to a number of unique properties. As an additive, the crystals tend to self-organize into highly ordered structures that greatly increase the strength, stiffness and barrier properties of the materials they are added to. They are made from renewable biomass sources and can replace several petroleum derived products. Samples of the material for technical evaluation can be ordered from the company website.