Bioindustrial Innovation Canada receives $7m from federal AgriInnovation program

September 15, 2014 |

In Canada, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) will receive CAD$7 million from the federal government to support its BioProducts Agriculture Science Cluster.

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada is Canada’s leading catalyst for the development and commercialization of innovative bioindustrial technologies and sustainable chemistry from agriculture and forestry biomass. BIC is funded through the federal CECR program and the Province of Ontario.

The federal funding comes through the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada AgriInnovation Program, which has distributed $5 million in non-repayable contribution funding for a number of research projects across Canada. AgriInnovation is a five-year initiative under the Growing Forward 2 policy framework which brings together the R&D and commercialization/adoption stages of innovation.

Earlier this year, BIC signed an MOU with Biobased Delta Foundation, based in the Southern Netherlands. The agreement between the two foundations calls for collaboration on pyrolysis, chemicals from sugars, and lignin-based materials. It was signed at the BIO World Congress on May 14, 2014 and holds for three years.

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