April 2016 - Alberta has a new way to drive research and accelerate great ideas into innovations to improve our lives and economy. Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, and the three other Alberta Innovates corporations will be consolidated this summer into one corporation called Alberta Innovates, along with a new applied research services subsidiary. The new corporation will make it easier to identify and access services and supports for researchers, companies and partners. Alberta Innovates is an investment in the future with the goal of growing and diversifying the provincial economy with productive and focused research, innovation and commercialization. For our partners in research, industry, government and academia, you can continue to reach us in our current offices. For news and updates, visit www.albertainnovates.ca , follow us on Twitter and visit our Facebook page.


Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) invests in research and innovation to grow prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forestry sectors.

We are a research agency funded by the Government of Alberta that works with partners to identify, coordinate and fund research projects. We help solve industry challenges with solutions that deliver economic, environmental and social benefits.  Read more about AI Bio in BrochureHighlights Report 2014Success Stories, Annual Report, and Business Plan.

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April 15, 2016

O.C. 92/2016 - ALBERTA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION ACT (section 7); ALBERTA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION REGULATION (section 3) - Appoints several persons to the board of directors of Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions, for various terms and designates Judy Fairburn as Chair and Doug Gilpin as Vice-chair of the board of directors of Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions.

Photos and biographies of AI Bio's new Board of Directors are available on the main Alberta Innovates website under the tab  Senior Leadership.

April 06, 2016

EDMONTON - Alberta is home to the first commercial-scale plant in Canadato extract a natural substance in trees called lignin for the development of sustainable new value-added products. West Fraser, a diversified forest products company with operations across Western Canada, has built the new plant at its pulp mill in Hinton, Alta. The state-of-the art facility will recover lignin from the pulping operation using a novel technology, and transform this wood byproduct into useful, environmentally friendly bioproducts. AI Bio contributed $3 million toward the plant, which began production in March 2016.

March 10, 2016

Choline is an essential nutrient for humans in the development of the immune system, intestinal function and fetal brain development. Consumption of foods such as eggs, meat and dairy that contain an adequate amount of choline is therefore necessary for optimal health and development. However, according to recent research, most people are not consuming the recommended daily amounts of choline. This is especially notable for pregnant and lactating women according to research by AI Bio-supported scientists.



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