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
Phone: 780-450-5570
Email: Steve.Price@albertainnovates.ca

Name: Christine Murray, PhD
Title: Director, Agricultural Technologies
Phone: 403-382-7188
Email: christine.murray[at]albertainnovates.ca

Name: Gordon Giles
Title: Director, Forestry
Phone: 780-450-5411
Email: gordon.giles[at]albertainnovates.ca