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FPInnovations Applauds New Clean Growth Program to Address Climate Change

Montréal, Québec – November 21, 2017 – FPInnovations applauds Natural Resources Canada's announcement of its new Clean Growth Program that will provide $155 million to fund clean-tech R&D and demonstration projects in Canada's energy, mining and forestry sectors. The objective of the program is to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes and the forest sector has the know-how and the natural attributes to significantly contribute to both objectives.

The Clean Growth Program covers five areas: reducing greenhouse gas and air emissions from natural resources operations; minimizing landscape disturbances and improving waste management in natural resource operations; the production and use of advanced materials and bioproducts in natural resource operations; efficient energy use and productivity in natural resource operations; and reducing water use and impacts on aquatic ecosystems from natural resource operations.


"The forest sector has been a long-time supporter of clean technology research and the significant environmental improvements it has made over the past twenty years are proof of the success of this approach. FPInnovations looks forward to continuing collaborations with publicly funded researchers, research centres, and Provincial and Territorial Governments to develop a made-in-Canada bioeconomy based on sustainable healthy forests and a future-thinking forest sector."
Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO, FPInnovations

Quick Facts

  • FPInnovations produced game-changing construction and design guides for mid-rise and tall wood buildings and has been as the forefront of scientific research influencing national and international codes and standards for Canadian opportunities to increase carbon storage and GHG offsets via wood-based construction.
  • Bio-based technologies developed by FPInnovations in collaboration with its partners include the world's first pilot plant production of nano-crystalline cellulose, world's first commercial scale production of cellulose fibrils and the development of a lignin extraction process as a new bioproduct from pulp and paper mills.
  • Innovation and applied research has been used successfully to develop clean technologies to reduce air pollutants by 52% and water pollutants by 70% by the forest sector since 2005.

Related Links

- FPInnovations
- Clean Growth Program

About FPInnovations
FPInnovations is a not-for-profit, world-leading R&D organization that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector's global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector's value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations has more than 430 employees, research laboratories located in Quebec City, Montreal and Vancouver, and technology transfer offices across Canada. For more information about FPInnovations, visit: http://www.fpinnovations.ca/

Source: FPInnovations

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