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.
The Alberta Bio Future program 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 will focus 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.
ABF provides funding in three strategic priority areas: research and innovation, product and technology commercialization, and equipment utilization.
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. Proposals are being reviewed and decisions on project funding will be made in early 2016.
The research and innovation program is closed to new applications. Proposals are being reviewed and decisions on project funding will be made in 2016.
Last updated: Friday, January 15, 2016