Media Advisory - Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions invites media to major research & innovation funding announcement

EDMONTON, July 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) invites media outlets to a major funding announcement on Wednesday, July 27.

We will be announcing more than 60 projects by researchers and companies who are being provided grants to develop new industrial bioproducts or technologies that use Alberta agriculture and forestry byproducts or other biomass.

The funding is provided under the Alberta Bio Future research and innovation program, aimed at diversifying and strengthening the provincial economy by adding value to Alberta's renewable resources. In addition to reducing our economic reliance on fossil fuel exports, bioproducts and bioindustrial technologies have environmental benefits.

Announcement Details:


Wednesday, July 27, 2016


10:30 a.m.   


Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF)

250 Karl Clark Road NW


Google Map


Free; parking lot on site


Hon. Deron Bilous, Alberta Minister of Economic Development and Trade

Pam Valentine, Transition CEO for Alberta Innovates

Steve Price, CEO of AI Bio

Two funding recipients to talk about their projects


Video/Photo Opportunity: Announcement will take place inside the AITF pilot plant for the production of an advanced biomaterial called cellulose nanocrystals (CNC). A tour of this cutting-edge facility also will be offered to reporters, camera operators and photographers.

Please register at AITF main reception upon arrival. You will be escorted to the news conference location.

About: Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) is a board-governed agency funded by the Government of Alberta. AI Bio invests in science and innovation to grow prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forest sectors through new technologies, products, services or industry practices.

SOURCE Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions

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For further information: Media inquiries: Julia Necheff, Communications Specialist, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions,, 780-641-9534 (office), 780-918-1625 (cell)


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