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Growing prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forestry sectors
2015-20 Alberta Bio Future

The bioindustrial sector is at the leading edge of clean 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.

About this program

Alberta Bio Future (ABF) 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 ministries and other funding agencies. 

Alberta Bio Future is the name of the overarching program. This initiative includes several sub-programs. 

ABF 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 Alberta Bio Future sub-programs

Lignin Challenge 1.0 is open to applications until March 15, 2018. 

ABF Opportunities is open with a continuous intake. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2019.   

ABF Equipment Utilization is open with a continuous intake. 

ABF Biomaterials Pursuit is closed to new applications.

CNC Challenge 3.0 is closed to new applications.

ABF Product and Technology Commercialization is closed to new applications. 

ABF Research and Innovation is closed to new applications. 

ABF CNC Challenge 2.0 is closed to new applications.


Last updated: Thursday, February 8, 2018