For media, clients and stakeholders. A database offering the latest news from AI Bio, including: news releases, information bulletins, and news flashes
|March 11, 2013||News Release||Discovery may explain how prion diseases spread between different types of animals|
Edmonton...Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have made a discovery that may explain how prion diseases, like chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease, adapt in order to spread between various types of animals. ...funded by Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, PrioNet Canada, and the Alberta Prion Research Institute, a program of Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions.
|February 26, 2013||News Flash||Food - Consumer Interest and Future Demand|
A presentation on upcoming opportunities and challenges in the global food sector by Dr. Sven Anders, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta. Visit bio.albertainnovates.ca/stratthemes/qfh/ to learn about AI Bio's focus on quality food.
|February 21, 2013||News Release||Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation launches $35 million international challenge to find useful applications for carbon|
EDMONTON -Alberta's first Grand Challenge seeks to move carbon from liability to asset. The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation is seeking innovative ideas from around the world for a $35 million open innovation challenge that will create new, carbon-based products and markets. The grand challenge is the first ever initiated by an organization in Alberta, Canada. It is expected to identify multiple technologies that could provide significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by transforming carbon from a liability into an asset. The CCEMC Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses, draws on a broad network of supporters that includes ... Alberta Innovates -- Energy and Environment Solutions, Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions and Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures.
|February 12, 2013||News Flash||Market Prospects for Nanocellulose|
A presentation at an Alberta Biomaterials Development seminar on potential opportunities for nanocellulose, including in packaging and auto industry, by Dr. Bruce Lyne, Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Visit www.bio.albertainnovates.ca/stratthemes/bioecoadvance/ to learn about AI Bio's focus on advancing the bioeconomy, including in the area of nanocellulose.
|January 29, 2013||News Release||Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions announce funding for a project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to agricultural fertilizer use|
EDMONTON --Farming 4R Land project provides assessment framework to help farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve profitability. The CCEMC is providing nearly $200,000 in financial support for a project that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to fertilizer use. This is the first project funded through the Biological GHG Management Program, administered by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AIBIO) with funding from the CCEMC.
|November 12, 2012||News Release||Proposals invited for a smarter, cheaper, faster way of detecting pathogenic E.coli|
EDMONTON...National consortium launches new research funding program. A consortium of Canadian research organizations has combined efforts to fund development of an innovative test for the presence of pathogenic E. coli bacteria during food production.This funding program aims to foster continuous improvement in the safety of the Canadian food supply and create long-term health benefits for Canada.
|October 03, 2012||News Release||Alberta Innovates funds Biorefining Conversions Network 2.0|
BANFF... Hydrocarbon-like fuels and chemicals to come from agricultural and forest biomass. With funding from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, the Biorefining Conversions Network aims to become a hub for bioeconomy investments and a world class centre of excellence for biorefining and biomass conversions. Using a Campus Alberta approach over the next three years, the network will receive $3.8 million for business development and research that turns the province's agricultural and forestry biomass into drop-in fuels and chemicals compatible with both traditional and emerging industries.
|October 03, 2012||News Release||Alberta Innovates partners on wood-based auto parts research project|
BANFF... New technologies and markets open for Alberta companies. Auto parts from wood that are strong, light-weight and low-cost is the aim of a new applied research project. Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, among other partners, is investing $600,000 in this project, which may help respond to consumers' desire for better auto fuel efficiency and green innovation.
|July 26, 2012||News Release||Harper Government teams with Canadian researchers to bolster food safety system|
OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Genome Canada and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions are partnering in a $600,000 project that will help protect consumers from Listeriosis, a serious foodborne illness.
|June 01, 2012||News Release||Alberta Innovates announces millions in Quality Food for Health grants|
Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, along with seven other funding partners, is announcing $5 million in funding for 13 research projects focused on using the power of science towards better food and better health.
|May 14, 2012||News Release||CCEMC commits $8.4 million to GHG management from biological sources|
Through Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) funding, strategies that enhance the uptake of carbon from the atmosphere, hold it in the soil for a longer period of time, or prevent its direct release will be explored, tested and shared with stakeholders by groups of researchers, industries and government experts. For additional information please see Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions.
|February 27, 2012||News Release||Funding spurs new bioproducts from Alberta biomass|
EDMONTON... Three companies developing industrial products from Alberta biomass in the agricultural, forestry and municipal waste sectors are now a step closer to the marketplace after receiving a total of $4 million in grants from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio).
|February 22, 2012||News Release||Alberta and Canada support development and commercialization of new protein and fibre based products|
Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions, federal and agency partners are providing support to diversify Alberta's agricultural products market. A new pilot-scale manufacturing facility will allow manufacturers to test new products, processes and technologies.
|February 16, 2012||Info Bulletin||Agriculture, agri-food, forestry, and bioproducts companies invited to apply for an Alberta Innovation Voucher |
EDMONTON……Taking an idea for innovation from concept to the marketplace often requires professional and technical services. To help pay for these services, applications for the next round of Alberta Innovation Vouchers are being accepted until April 2, 2012.
|August 12, 2011||Info Bulletin||Researchers invited to apply to new Value Chain Sustainability Funding Program|
Edmonton... Increased competitiveness and profitability of Alberta's agriculture and forestry sectors through decreased cost of production or increased value of products is the aim of the new "Value Chain Sustainability" research and innovation program.
|July 27, 2011||News Release||Livestock research centre announces partnership agreement|
Edmonton... University of Alberta's Livestock Gentec Alberta Innovates Centre has formalized a partnership with yet another institute in an effort to further its research into developing livestock industry solutions through the science of genomics... Corefunding for Livestock Genec is provided by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions and the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency.
|July 26, 2011||News Release||Livestock Gentec Centre announces new leader, partnership agreement|
Edmonton... The Livestock Gentec Alberta Innovates Centre has advanced to the next level of operation with several new initiatives, including new management, staff and a partnership agreement. Focused on developing livestock industry solutions through the science of genomics, the Centre welcomes Dr. Graham Plastow as its interim Chief Executive Officer effective Aug. 1, 2011. Located at the University of Alberta, the Centre also welcomes the addition of new staff members Dr. John Basarab, Dr. Leluo Guan and Tom Lynch-Staunton; and announces a memorandum of agreement with Olds College. ...
|June 07, 2011||News Release||Alberta expert speaks at European biomass conference|
Berlin, Germany … Organizers of the 19th European
Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2011 invited Dr. Stanford Blade,
Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, to
speak at a plenary session about his paper entitled "Building the
Bioeconomy: Alberta Invests in the Future."
|May 31, 2011||News Release||Healthy Alberta foods receive high honour|
Premier recognizes Alberta health-food producers and
|May 11, 2011||News Release||Quality Food for Health Research and Innovation Funding Program|
Edmonton…Launched by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions and funding partners, the aim of the new "Quality Food for Health" research and innovation program is to improve the health and well being of Albertans while increasing the competitiveness of the province's food and agricultural industries. Funding partners include: Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund, Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Alberta Milk, and Alberta Pulse Growers.
|March 31, 2011||News Release||Cost-benefit analysis of voluntary BSE testing released|
Edmonton... A study released today offers information on the costs and benefits of voluntary BSE testing of Canadian cattle. The study, funded by the Alberta Prion Research Institute (APRI), PrioNet Canada and the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA), is intended to encourage discussion within the cattle industry.
|February 15, 2011||News Release||Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions together with BioAlberta welcomes ABIC 2013 to Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
Saskatoon, SK… The Chairman of the board of the ABIC Foundation, Mr. Jerome Konecsni, announces the ABIC 2013 conference will be held in Calgary, Alberta and is co-hosted by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions and BioAlberta. The conference will take place from September 15 - 18.
|January 27, 2011||News Release||Government of Canada Invests in Forest Industry Transformation at Alberta Newsprint Mill|
WHITECOURT, ALBERTA - The Government of Canada today announced an investment in new Canadian technology that will contribute to a more sustainable pulp and paper industry in Canada. The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport), announced the $1.05-million investment at the Alberta Newsprint Company mill in Whitecourt, Alberta. The mill will receive funding under the Transformative Technologies Pilot Scale Demonstration Program to implement state-of-the-art technology that will result in substantial reductions in energy and fresh water consumption at the mill...Other funding for the project includes a contribution of more than $1 million from the Alberta Newsprint Company and an $80,000 investment by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions.
|January 25, 2011||News Release||Alberta Innovates makes strategic investment in oilseed and livestock research |
Agricultural research centres will lead to expanded market opportunities for Alberta farmers and ranchers.
|January 18, 2011||News Release||Industry invited to apply to new advanced materials and chemicals funding program|
Vegreville…Bringing new technologies and products to market is the focus of a new funding program from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions. The 'Driving conversion of Alberta's biomass to advanced materials and chemicals program' aims to support industry, operating companies and other organizations in speeding the process of technology commercialization.
|November 24, 2010||News Release||Nathan Deleault winner of the Alberta Prion Research Institute’s the International Young Researcher Prize |
EDMONTON, AB - To celebrate its fifth anniversary and promote work being done in prion and protein misfolding research, the Alberta Prion Research Institute is recognizing the work young researchers are accomplishing on the international scene. Today, Nathan Deleault was awarded with the Alberta Prion Research Institute's International Young Researcher Prize.
|May 05, 2010||News Release||Alberta to analyze cost-benefits of additional BSE testing in cattle|
An agriculture-based think-tank will do an analysis of whether the cost of conducting client-driven optional BSE testing in animals before or after slaughter would be beneficial in the marketplace.
|April 21, 2010||News Release||Alberta invests in science to ensure strong livestock industry|
To ensure the Alberta livestock industry remains competitive at the global level, Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions is providing $2.25 million and the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency $1.5 million of new funding to Livestock Gentec, formerly the Alberta Bovine Genomics Program.
|April 20, 2010||News Release||CEO appointed to Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions|
Dr. Stanford Blade has been appointed Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions.
Last updated: Wednesday, September 05, 2012