The bioindustrial sector is at the leading edge of green technology. By taking advantage of emerging opportunities, the Alberta Bio Future (ABF) program holds significant potential to help diversify our provincial economy. At the same, it aims to increase sustainability by promoting use of Alberta's renewable resources.
ABF provides funding in three strategic priority areas: research and innovation, product and technology commercialization, and equipment utilization.
Proposals have been reviewed. As of July 27, 2016, 61 projects have been selected. Projects for which grant agreements have been finalized can be viewed here. The list will be updated as more agreements are finalized, so check back.
About the Program
Alberta Bio Future was launched on March 12, 2015. Its purpose is to expand a competitive, sustainable and profitable bioindustrial sector (materials, chemicals and energy) through an integrated program with a strong industry focus. ABF also has been designed to encourage and support collaborations and partnerships - between industry, the academic community, government departments and other funding agencies.
Alberta Bio Future (ABF) is the name of the overarching program. It focuses primarily on projects that add value to biomass in agriculture and forestry, and create new and improved bioindustrial products and bioindustrial technologies. Food, feed and pharma products are excluded from the ABF program.
The equipment utilization program is open and will continuously accept applications with a review process held quarterly.
The product and technology commercialization program is closed to new applications.
The research and innovation program is closed to new applications.
Last updated: Thursday, July 28, 2016