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.