How do we increase value addition to Alberta crops and livestock commodities? How do we diversify our fibre supply? How do we assess and develop new products and services?
These are just some of the questions AITF's Food and Fibre sector applied research seeks to answers, as part of its Grand Challenges.
Teams supporting our Food and Fibre sector include:
- Ecosystems and Plant Sciences
- Crop Development and Management - Applies molecular, genetic, and microbiological tools to solve problems in abiotic stress, plant disease, and biosafety, related to maximizing grain and fibre yield.
- Crop Pathology and Biotechnology - Applies genetic, physiological, and agronomic tools to solve problems in abiotic stress, seed and fibre quality, crop adaptation, and adoption of improved production practices to maximize grain and fibre yield.
- Materials and Manufacturing
- Processing Technologies
- Biomass Conversion and Processing - Increases the value of biofibre resources by extracting and and testing of higher-value materials.
- Bio-Processing - Increases the value of low-value or waste materials through biogas generation.
- Fermentation - De-risks biologically based processes by optimization, evaluation, and scale-up testing.
- Thermochemical Processing - Increases the value of low-value or waste materials through thermal and/or chemical processing.
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