Organization: FPInnovations

The Short Report – May 29, 2019: CRCC progress report, poultry research, bio-refinery

The Canada Research Coordinating Committee has released its first progress report, highlighting accomplishments to date on five priority areas: interdisciplinary, international, high-risk/high-rewards, rapid response research; key emerging research areas; equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI); Indigenous research; and, the needs of early career researchers (ECR). Activities over the coming year include: calls for applications under the…

The Short Report – April 10, 2019: Seafood tech, forest research, clean transport

CIFAR added 17 new members to its AI Chairs program, bringing the number from 29 to 46. A third announcement later this year will bring the total to around 60. CIFAR also announced four new additions to its portfolio of interdisciplinary research programs. – BetaKit The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are…

Stéphane Renou

FPInnovations, a not-for-profit doing R&D in the forestry sector, has appointed Stéphane Renou as its new president and CEO effective this month. Renou holds a PhD in chemical engineering and has eight patents to his name. He will replace Pierre Lapointe, who held the position from December 2008. Prior to joining the Pointe-Claire QC-based organization,…

Feds announce $155 million to help natural resources sector address climate change

The federal government has announced a $155-million program to help the natural resources sectors address climate change by developing and deploying clean technologies that will lower their notoriously high greenhouse gas emissions. The funding under the new Clean Growth Program (CGP) is aimed at the energy, mining and forestry sectors for pre-commercial projects between technology readiness levels 3 to 9.

FPInnovations, Allnorth team up to provide energy management solution for pulp, paper firms

FPInnovations has forged a strategic partnership with Allnorth – a Vancouver-based provider of engineering and technical services – to develop energy management solutions to boost the competitiveness of pulp and paper companies in the North. The tie-up combines FPInnovations’ process insight with Allnorth’s engineering expertise to expand the work of FPInnovations with the CanmetENERGY branch of…

Genome BC to boost industry uptake with WD funding

Genome British Columbia has received $715,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) to increase the user-pull of relevant genomics technologies by existing companies and organizations, as well as supporting new companies. The funding targets genomics technologies to ensure pest-free wood products and identify the origins of agri-fisheries products by matching industry with academia and addressing…