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1 Alberta Biomaterials Development Centre Overview & Opportunity Alberta Forest Products Association Meeting September 27th, 2012 Trevor Kloeck/Rory Thompson, Alberta Biomaterials Development Centre

2 The Bio-economy World Trends Declining non-renewable resources Rising material and energy costs Growing environmental awareness (CO2 footprint) Changing market landscape Natural materials opportunity Performance improvements Potential cost savings Opportunity for new revenue stream development

3 The Market Challenge Feedstocks Market Demand Untested demand Price sensitive Performance Regulation Processing & Conversion Selection Variability Price Access New technology Logistics and handling Scale-up Cash flow

4 The Alberta Biomaterials Development Centre History Founded in 2009 with a 9 million dollar capital grant from AET to accelerate product development & Commercialization Initially supported by ARD, ESRD, and AITF Targeted at agricultural and forestry biomass Built around existing technical and business development capacity ABDC

5 Collaboration Government of Alberta Ministries: Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Agriculture and Rural Development Enterprise and Advanced Education International and Intergovernmental Relations Alberta Innovates Corporations Technology Futures Bio Solutions Partnerships Biorefining Conversions Network- U of A Bioeconomy Alberta

6 ABDC Growth Original ABDC strategy positioned Alberta as a leader in fibre processing R & D and commercialization Mandate has evolved to be focused on: Investment attraction Commercialization support Supply chain development Ag/forestry competitive advantage

7 ABDC Uniqueness Focused on new high value markets- Target new markets and applications atypical to forestry and agriculture Strategic- Recognize the need to work with leading edge companies long-term Virtual- Brings the strengths of many organizations together Holistic- Business and Technical competencies Scale- Ability to bridge research to commercial gap Feedstock neutral- seek best fit for Alberta

8 Pulp Forestry – The Current World Black Liquor Bio-Energy Co-generation Plants Lignin-Cellulose-Hemi-cellulose Lumber Wood products & Chips for pulp Bio-Energy Co-generation Plants Lignin-Cellulose-Hemi-cellulose Wood Products Pellets Wood products Chips Wood products Landscaping Live Stock Bedding Wood products Wood Products Paper Cellulose Newsprint Cellulose Tissue Cellulose Lignin Cellulose Hemi-cellulose Engineered Wood Products Plywood, Oriented Strand Board, Medium Density Fibreboard & Laminated Veneer Lumber Wood products Cellulose Lignin Cellulose Hemi-cellulose Wood Products Hog Fuel Wood products Nano Fibrillatd Cellulose Fibre for Tires Cellulose Textiles Rayon Cellulose Composites Outdoor house decks Wood Fibre and Plastics Lignin cellulose Hemi-cellulose Carbon Fibre carbon graphite for fishing rods & airplane fabric Lignin Dispersants Oil Drilling Mud Lignin Ethanol Car Fuel Lignin-Cellulose-Hemi-cellulose Bio-Plastic Food Packaging Lignin Cellulose Hemi-cellulose Nano Crystalline Cellulose Rubber latex Gloves Cellulose Asphalt Shingles Lignin-Cellulose-Hemi-cellulose Paint Keeps paint in a liquid state until it is used. Lignin

9 ABDC Strategic Market Priorities Oilfield products and Services Building and Construction Materials Textiles Composites Chemical and fuels feedstocks and intermediates Biomass flexibility: wood, cereal crops, industrial hemp, flax, grasses

10 Alberta’s Biomaterial Development Core Services Business Facilitation Support through commercialization Guidance in supply chain development Business connector Industry Catalyst Advocate and liaison Coordinate activities Promote Alberta advantage Research and Development Biomass crop development, breeding and optimization Fibre processing expertise Material development

11 In Summary What happens when ABDC is contacted The Team:  Screens the company, its product, business plan and markets  Identifies what the company needs.  Facilitates the companies navigation through the Alberta innovation system eg. connect to grants, researchers, market intelligence, potential partners etc. The team:Agriculture and Rural Development Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Technology Futures Enterprise and Advanced Education Biosolutions International and Intergovernmental Relations

12 Join us for a more in-depth biomaterials Seminar December 4 th in Edmonton!


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