Canada invests $4.5M to develop biofuel and products
By PLANT STAFFIndustry Sustainability Forestry Government Manufacturing Biofuels bioproducts CRB Innovations Demonstration plant Forest Waste
CRB Innovations is developing a commercial pilot project to convert forestry residuals and other biomass.
SHERBROOKE, Que. — The federal government is investing $4.5 million in CRB Innovations’ efforts to create biofuels and products from forest residuals and biomass.
The Quebec government is also investing $2.5 million from its Wood Innovation Program in the Sherbrooke, Que. technology company, plus almost $1.6 million from its Technoclimat program.
CRB Innovations is developing a commercial pilot project to convert forestry residuals and other biomass sources into intermediate products that will be converted into biofuels and co-bioproducts, such as plastics.
This project is billed as a first of its kind for Canada’s bio-refineries.
The project is funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program that will also help the company collaborate with CanmetENERGY – Ottawa to convert CRB Innovations’ mid-products to drop-in biofuels for transportation applications.