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 Brochure, Highlights Report 2013, and Success Stories.
David Bressler and the team at Biorefining Conversions Network (BCN), which is funded by AI Bio, have recently launched its first spin-off company, Forge Hydrocarbons Inc. Led by CEO, Tim Haig, the company will transform animal tallow, restaurant grease and other organic oils into diesel, jet fuel and other high-value chemicals. Read story HERE.
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) are a high value material that can be extracted from wood fibre. University of Alberta researchers are investigating how adding CNC to polystyrene components of a lightweight composite sandwich structure can produce a stiffer and stronger product, with potential applications in the construction, automotive and aerospace industries.
December 03, 2013 Farming 4R Land Phase II supports implementation of Alberta's Nitrous Oxide Emission Reduction Protocol (NERP), which enables farmers to qualify for carbon offsets within the Alberta offset protocol system.
November 22, 2013
A University of Alberta spinoff company commercializing technology developed by a Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences researcher is introducing the next-generation of renewable fuels. Almost 10 years in the making, Forge Hydrocarbons is commercializing a patented conversion process developed by David Bressler that takes agricultural feed stocks like animal fat, such as beef tallow, crop seed oil and even restaurant grease, and converts them into 'drop in' fuels.
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