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Government of Canada announces investment in BioFuelNet Canada to strengthen bioeconomy

QUEBEC, Canada – Francis Scarpaleggia, member of parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis, Quebec, announced  Wednesday, an investment of up to $5.3 million on behalf of Lawrence MacAulay, minister of agriculture and agri-food, to BioFuelNet (BFN) Canada under the AgriScience Program – Clusters Component, part of the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

The objective of the Biomass Cluster is to help expand and invigorate Canada’s bioeconomy through the development of biomass supply chains and cutting-edge technologies to produce biomass and value-added agricultural products.

BFN aims to strengthen the Canadian agricultural sector through increased biomass production, the development of cutting-edge conversion technologies, GHG emission reductions, and opportunities for carbon sequestration. To reach this goal, the Cluster has proposed research activities under three themes: Biomass Production, Biomass Feedstock Supply Chains, and Biomass Utilization.

The research activities include growth of biomass crops on marginal lands, the development of microbial biostimulants, and various conversion technologies.

The Cluster consists of research activities that focus on the agriscience program priority areas: climate change and environment, economic growth & development, and sector resilience & societal changes. The outcomes are intended to help Canada reach its 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan and Net-Zero Emissions by 2050.



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