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

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BELLEVUE — An investment of up to $5.3 million on behalf Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, was announced 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 technologies to produce biomass.

BFN aims to strengthen the Canadian agricultural sector through increased biomass production, the development of 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 & 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.

“Agriculture has the potential to not only feed the world, but to be a source for renewable bio-based materials, chemicals and energy,” said Minister MacAulay. “We are committed to making sure the sector has the tools it needs to reduce our carbon footprint, and continue to improve sustainability. By investing in our country’s bioeconomy, the government is keeping the industry competitive, while supporting green initiatives.”

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