Alberta Bio Future
Lignin Challenge 1.0
Alberta Bio Future (ABF) and its sub-programs focus primarily on projects that add value to biomass in agriculture and forestry, and create new and improved bioindustrial products and bioindustrial technologies.
The Lignin Challenge 1.0 sub-program supports early-stage work to demonstrate technical feasibility of lignin in high-value applications with potential for commercialization. We are offering this funding in partnership with West Fraser, an integrated forest products company.
This sub-program is now closed to new applications. The deadline for submitting letters of intent was March 15, 2018. Researchers at Canadian institutions, companies or other organizations were eligible to apply.
About this sub-program
Alberta Innovates and West Fraser will fund up to 18 projects.
Successful applicants will receive:
- Up to $25,000 in funding.
- Quantity of lignin from the West Fraser pilot plant.
- Access to researchers, capacity and facilities at InnoTech Alberta.
Projects must be completed within one year.
Download Program Guidelines for Alberta Bio Future, Lignin Challenge 1.0 to find out more.
Program Contact Information
Name: Steve Price
Title: Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation
Name: Christine Murray, PhD
Title: Director, Agricultural Technologies
Name: Gordon Giles
Title: Director, Forestry