Bio-Industrial Opportunities Section

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Our Mandate:

To advance the low carbon circular bioeconomy, create jobs, and stimulate economic diversification by valorizing Alberta’s bio-based resources through technical and business development support that spur innovation, commercialization and industry development.

Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
Bio-Industrial Opportunities Section
O.S. Longman Building
4th Floor, 6909 - 116 Street
Edmonton Alberta T6H 4P2
Phone: (780) 644-8118

Our Vision:

To be a catalyst of bio-based innovation, development and commercialization, known for world class technical and business development expertise.
Our Focus

For decades, Alberta’s agriculture industry succeeded by producing more: more crops, more acres, more yield. The province is now considered one of the most important crop production jurisdictions anywhere.

Today, that focus is broadening significantly. Rather than just producing more, Alberta wants to increase the value of what is grown. One area of opportunity is to capture greater value from by-products of crop production and agri-food processing. In many cases, crop and agriculture processing components that were formerly treated as waste can be processed into value-added products.

The Bio-Industrial Opportunities Section, of the Food and Bio Processing Branch of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, plays a significant role in developing Alberta’s bioeconomy. The Section is comprised of a unique, integrated team of highly dedicated professionals providing business development and technical services. The primary objective is to support economic diversification - including new markets and opportunities - by working closely with bioindustry stakeholders.

The three focus areas that frame our Section activities are:

By advancing in these areas, Alberta’s agricultural economy can increase the value of what it grows, energize rural economic activity and contribute to sustainable development.
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This information published to the web on May 15, 2014.
Last Reviewed/Revised on September 25, 2017.