About

Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre

The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) is an independent, not-for-profit research facility established in 2000 that serves the Canadian malting barley supply chain, providing high-quality technical services and marketing support to stakeholders including breeders, farmers, seed companies, exporters/importers, maltsters and brewers.

SPECIALIZED PROCESSING & EXPERTISE

State-of-the-art pilot malting and brewing facilities, staffed with specialists, are used to evaluate the quality and performance of Canadian malting barley in malting and brewing processes, simulating commercial scale processing. Results are communicated to members and end-users to help optimize the performance of Canadian malting barley, ensuring cost effective processing and high quality end products.

INDEPENDENT, MEMBERSHIP BASED

The CMBTC is an independent organization representing its Canadian and international membership. Funding for the CMBTC is provided through memberships as well as through contributions from the Government of Canada, provincial barley farmer associations, research funding programs and fee-for-service work.

DELIVERING VALUE ALONG THE SUPPLY CHAIN

The CMBTC delivers value to the entire supply chain through a variety of activities including annual new crop quality assessment, quality evaluation of new Canadian malting barley varieties, export cargo analysis, remote and on-site troubleshooting and technical support, and market development programming.

Current CMBTC Members: ADM Agri-Industries,  Alberta Barley Commission, Alberta Agriculture, Boortmalt, Canadian Grain Commission, CANTERRA SEEDS, Cargill Ltd, Dalian Xingze Malting, FP Genetics, G3 Canada Limited, Manitoba Agriculture, MolsonCoors, New Glarus Brewing, Prairie Public Barley Breeders, Richardson International, SeCan, Syngenta, Tsingtao Brewery,  Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Shandong Hylaine Malting, the US Brewers Association, Viterra Inc.