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 closed to new applications. Researchers at Canadian institutions, companies or other organizations were eligible to apply. Sixteen projects were approved.
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.