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What's New at AI Bio

For media, clients and stakeholders. A database offering the latest news from AI Bio, including: news releases, information bulletins, and news flashes

4
Dec
Ceapro Awarded Research Grant from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions to Develop Novel Formulations for Energy Drink

Ceapro Inc.  (TSX-V: CZO) ("Ceapro" or the "Company"), a growth-stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of active ingredients for health care and cosmetic industries, announced today it has been awarded a non-reimbursable grant of $198,000 by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) to develop the Company's proprietary Beta Glucan formulation in combination with certain bioactives, for use in an energy drink.

News Release | December 04, 2014
13
Nov
Delta Genomics Centre Spin-Out from the University of Alberta

Delta Genomics Centre, a full-service DNA facility specializing in livestock genetic testing has officially spun-out of the University of Alberta's business incubation program to become a fee-for service non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the livestock industry. Delta Genomics is the service arm of Livestock Gentec, an Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions centre.

News Release | November 13, 2014
7
Nov
Resumes invited to fill CEO position at Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions

Executive search firm, AltoPartners, invites qualified candidates to submit resumes for the position of Chief Executive Officer at Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions. For more information, visit /about/careers/

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.   

News Flash | November 07, 2014
6
Nov
Steve Price appointed Interim CEO of Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions

The Board of Directors of Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions have appointed Steve Price as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions. In addition to his responsibilities as AI Bio's Executive Director of Bioindustrial Innovation, Mr. Price will take on the responsibilities of CEO until a permanent candidate is selected.

News Flash | November 06, 2014
24
Oct
Free Public Lectures Featuring Jay Ingram

The Alberta Prion Research Institute is partnering with Lakeland College and Medicine Hat College to host free public lectures featuring Jay Ingram, former host of Daily Planet and Quirks and Quarks. Lectures will be held in Lloydminster, Pincher Creek and Brooks. Mr. Ingram will be joined by Stefanie Czub, Adjunct Professor, University of Calgary, and Research Manager, Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Valerie Sim, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta.

News Release | October 24, 2014
23
Jun
Teagasc and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions Fund Agri-Food Research at the University of Alberta

Edmonton, Canada…Four PhD students to receive prestigious Walsh Fellowships. Teagasc, Ireland's agriculture and food development authority, and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions and the University of Alberta in Canada have signed an agreement that will result in additional highly qualified personnel working in the agri-food sector.

News Release | June 23, 2014
13
May
Silvacom video "Measuring Ecosystem Services" wins GOLD at Graphex 2013

Congratulations to Silvacom on winning gold at the Graphex 2013 Awards. These biennial awards celebrate the best designs across Canada in all mediums. More than 800 applications were submitted across 16 categories. According to a panel of international judges, the Silvacom video animation "Measuring Ecosystem Services" was best of 10 finalists in the digital category. The award was presented at the Graphex Awards Gala held May 9, 2014 at MacEwan University's Robbins Health Learning Centre.  Silvacom developed the video as part of its work on the Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) project for Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, which is now in its second phase. The video was created to describe ecosystem services and why they're important to society.

News Flash | May 13, 2014
23
Apr
Faculty of ALES names Dr. Stan Blade as new dean starting August 1

"On behalf of the Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions Board of Directors I would like to congratulate our CEO, Dr. Stan Blade, on his appointment by the University of Alberta as the next Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, effective August 1, 2014," said Art Froehlich, Board Chair of Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions. "We greatly appreciate the leadership that Stan has provided. Stan will continue to lead Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions until July 31, 2014 during which time the Board will ensure that there is a seamless transition in the leadership of our organization." 

News Release | April 23, 2014
8
Apr
Fertilizer industry and energy company promote greenhouse gas emissions reduction and agricultural sustainability for Farming 4R Land

EDMONTONApril 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) and Capital Power Corporation are pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding to work together with Canadian agronomy firm Farmers Edge and Alberta's agricultural producers. The group will develop a pilot program to generate offsets utilizing the Nitrous Oxide Emissions Reduction Protocol (NERP) approved for use in the Alberta Offset System...This project is funded through the Biological GHG Management Program, administered by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AIBIO) with funding from the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation.

News Release | April 08, 2014
8
Apr
Research collaboration provides opportunity for promoting greenhouse gas reduction in Alberta

EDMONTON, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Alberta Research and Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) have signed a 4R Nutrient Stewardship Memorandum of Understanding. The goal of the agreement is to link ARECA's objectives for economic and environmental performance through research, knowledge and capacity building and extension activities with the 4R Nutrient Stewardship programming developed by Canada's fertilizer industry...This project is funded through the Biological GHG Management Program, administered by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AIBIO) with funding from the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation.

News Release | April 08, 2014
8
Apr
Lakeland College Student Managed Farm Adopts 4R Nutrient Stewardship

EDMONTON, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) and Lakeland College are pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at incorporating the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program into Lakeland curriculum...This project is funded through the Biological GHG Management Program, administered by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AIBIO) with funding from the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation.

News Release | April 08, 2014
7
Apr
Alberta Innovates Food Innovation Plan released

Developed by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, the Alberta Innovates Food Innovation Plan 2014-17 is a guide to focus Alberta Innovates future food and beverage research and innovation investments.

News Flash | April 07, 2014
4
Apr
CLIMATE CHANGE AND EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT CORPORATION SUPPORTED STUDY INDICATES ALBERTA GRAIN FARMERS CAN SEE INCREASED REVENUES WITH BEST FERTILIZER PRACTICES

CALGARY - A recent study shows that following best practices in fertilizer use under the Nitrous Oxide Emissions Reduction Protocol (NERP), can increase yields and increase returns for Alberta grain farmers by as much as $87 per acre. The study, produced by the George Morris Centre, is part of the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) Farming 4R Land program. The program is managed by CFI in partnership with Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions with funding from the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation. Read the report here.

News Release | April 04, 2014
24
Mar
Congratulations to winners of Mission Impulseible, a student food development competition

Postsecondary student teams from across Alberta were invited to develop a wholesome and delicious snack food for kids using Canadian pulses and to promote how the product provides nutritious solution(s) to consumers and industry. In total, six teams submitted entries with two teams from the University of Alberta and four teams from NAIT. AI Bio provided funding and judging support.

First place went to a U of A team's  "Pulse Pops" made with chickpeas, black beans, peanut butter and chocolate. See Pulse Pops video here and photo here.

Second place went to a NAIT team's "Besan Bites" made with chickpea flour.  See Besan Bites videohere and photo here.  

Third place went to a U of A team's "Chocofruitter Cookie" made with chickpea flour.  See Chocofruitter Cookie video here and photo here.

See more award event photos here.

News Flash | March 24, 2014
20
Mar
DuPont Pioneer Receives $1 Million Grant to Advance Economically Important Crops in Alberta

RED DEER, Alberta, March 20, 2014 - Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions and Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Ltd. support early maturity corn research. DuPont Pioneer received a combined total grant of $1 million from two Alberta innovation support organizations for the development of shorter season corn hybrids and expansion of corn cultivation in Alberta. Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions (AI-Bio) and the Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Ltd. (ACIDF) will each invest $500,000 over a five-year period. AI-Bio and ACIDF Ltd. strive to fund investments that will deliver economic, environmental and social benefits to farmers across Alberta.

Click here to see photos.

News Release | March 20, 2014