What started as a collaboration between McGill University and cosmetics brand leader on the study of cellulose in cosmetics, came to be the company Anomera, founded in 2016 by a group of university scientists who developed and patented its innovation to produce carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) from sustainable forest resources. This nanomaterial technology revealed a bio-based solution that empowers both industrial and consumer products with sustainable solutions while improving their performance.

The proof of concept was realized with the support of Xerox Research Center of Canada. The buy-in from forest industry leader RYAM which followed came with the grounds to build a 25,000 sqft production facility in Temiscaming, Quebec, becoming the launchpad that would take our vision from bench to market, in partnership with Croda, a global distributor of cosmetics & personal care.

Three product lines and thirty five patents (and counting) later, the team is growing and our award- winning nanocellulose is forging the Anomera way for sustainable innovation across a broad landscape of industries, including but not limited to bioplastics, adhesives, coatings, and concrete.


Innovating great products for today’s modern world while doing right by the environment for the world of tomorrow.

Let’s do great- the right way.

Let’s do great- the right way.

The Anomera Way.


When you partner with us, be it as a client, investor, project collaborator or employee, you are joining The Anomera Way which partners science and nature together to help our customer products meet their greatest potential in a sustainable way.

Underpinned by five core values, our customer-focused culture drives us to always deliver win-win outcomes for customers and the environment.

Let’s do great- the right way


Our company values are the ingredients which bond our team and guide how we operate, make everyday decisions and how we meet challenges. Those who are empowered to make the hard decisions embody these values and lead from behind with the purpose to create a culture of trust, collaboration, and innovation.


Located in the boreal forest in the heart of Northern Quebec (Temiscaming), Anomera’s patented advanced manufacturing process has been nationally recognized for its minimal impact on the environment, energy efficiency and meets Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) standards.

FSC® License Code-C186262

With an annual production capacity of 150+ tons, our operation meets the ISO 9001: 1500 Quality Management Standards and is continuously getting smarter and more energy efficient, geared towards the scalable and sustainable production of our CNC advanced material.

renewable power

No solid waste effluent

Wastewater internally treated and released back to the environment

CO2 emissions are negligible