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2012-13 Bioindustrial

News Release June 18, 2013

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions awards $1.3 million for six bioindustrual research projects

Projects support green building products, bioplastic and biochar

EDMONTON...Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions is funding six new bioindustrial projects through its Bioindustrial Research and Innovation Program 2012-13. This targeted program aims to stimulate development of new bioindustrial products and processes from biomass and may lead to new business opportunities for the forest and agricultural sectors in Alberta and Canada.  Read more.


Media Availability June 17, 2013

NRC construction researcher receives grant funding from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions

Building code certification is next step for structural insulated panels

MONTREAL…Dr. Jon Makar from the Ottawa-based National Research Council and his research team have been awarded $180,000 in grant funding from the Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions' Bioindustrial Research and Innovation program for research on a new green building product. Read more.



Information Bulletin July 4, 2012

Researchers invited to apply to the Bioindustrial Research and Innovation Funding Program 2012-13

Read the launch Information Bulletin (July 4, 2012)

Download the Program Guidelines for further information about the Bioindustrial Research and Innovation Funding Program 2012-13.
To apply, follow the instructions and fill out the "Letter of Intent" form on the on-line application system at


Edmonton… Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions is accepting applications to the new "Bioindustrial Research and Innovation Program 2012-13."  The purpose of this $1.5 million program is to stimulate new business opportunities for the forest and agricultural sectors, helping to strengthen and diversify Alberta's economy. 

Through projects funded by this program we aim to support researchers and business innovators in developing a variety of innovative, competitive products or processes using renewable biobased fibre feedstocks within the following specific areas of interest:

• Green building materials, components and technologies.
• Biomaterials based on cellulose, lignin and hemi-cellulose.
• Biocomposites - based on natural agricultural or forestry fibres and including combinations with non-natural materials or built-up systems.

Researchers or other individuals from academic institutions, industrial associations, operating companies, and other organizations are invited to submit a letter of intent (LOI) to the program as the first step of the application process for a non-repayable research grant. 

Grants for a minimum of $100,000 per project for up to three years are available to qualified applicants for eligible expenses. 

Successful projects will address research questions related to Alberta's rich renewable resources and will also support Alberta's agriculture and forest sectors in building capacity in the development of new bioindustrial products and processes.

Projects must commence in 2013 and be completed by April 1, 2016. 

Applications should have a strong connection to Alberta. 

The deadline for receipt of the LOI is Friday August 31 at 2:00 p.m. MDT.


Applicant inquiries may be directed to:

Steve Price, Executive Director
Advancing the Bioeconomy
Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
Phone: 780-427-2567

Last updated: Thursday, August 3, 2017