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.

Impact Innovation 2015

It was a full house at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre, Zeidler Hall for AI Bio's annual public lecture event.

The three-hour program on May 13, 2015, featured six researchers whose important work is supported by AI Bio. The speakers presented on a wide range of interesting topics, including remediation of contaminated sites, effect of climate change on Alberta's forest fire season and Alzheimer's research. If you couldn't make it to the event or would like to see one or more of the presentations again, videos and powerpoint presenations of each speaker are posted to the event webpage, Impact Innovation 2015.

Mark your calendar for Impact Innovation 2016! It will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2016. This event is free and open to the public. Check the event webpage in spring 2016 for more details.


May 28, 2015

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - May 28, 2015 - Ceapro Inc.     (TSX-v: CZO) ("Ceapro" or the "Company"), a growth-stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of active ingredients for the health-care and cosmetic industries, announced today it will embark on a scale-up of its proprietary PGX technology to commercial and demonstration levels.

May 14, 2015

The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation has $75 million (with a max of $25 million per project) available to support shovel ready projects that can reduce GHG emissions in Alberta. The focus is on any type of technology project, including biological, that can reduce emissions by more than 50,000 tonnes CO2e annually and be implemented before 2020. The deadline for submissions  is July 2, 2015.  Further details, including the submission guide and instructions,  are available at

May 12, 2015

Edmonton… Media and interested stakeholders are invited to attend the free Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions Impact Innovation 2015 event or watch the livestream. Hosted by Jay Ingram, popular writer and broadcaster, Alberta researchers will share stories about using plants to reclaim land disturbed by industrial development, getting cash for restoring a wetland, predicting the next forest wildfire, the many amazing uses of wood-based cellulose nanocrystals (like pipeline coatings), improving food safety with a quick and easy test for E.coli, and using zebra fish to understand Alzheimer's disease.



July 03, 2015CHICAGO, IL - Coming to a plane near you, United Airlines has announced they will now be using biofuel generated from farm waste and animal fats to power some of their flights.
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