Alberta spends $13 million on bioproducts
July 27, 2016
By Scott Jamieson
July 27, 2016 - The Alberta government is providing nearly $13 million in funding to help create new uses for agricultural and forestry products through the Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions agency.
The funding is to go to 61 researchers and companies looking to develop industrial bioproducts or technologies that use plant materials known as biomass.
Projects ranging from early research to commercial applications will receive funding, including ones developing smart windows, fire retardants and building materials.
Many of the proposals involve news ways of using the cellulose material found in plants that is processed into a crystal-like form known as cellulose nanocrystals.
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