Bio Processing Innovation Centre - Grand Opening and Open House

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Bio Processing Innovation Centre

5520 - 36 Street

Edmonton, AB T6B 3P3


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Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is pleased to invite you to attend the grand opening of the Bio Processing Innovation Centre, Bio-Industrial Opportunities Section's new pilot plant facility. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, speeches from notable officials, technology demonstrations, and a guided tour. You will also be able to interact with our technical and business development teams to learn more about our work in bioindustrial applications, natural health products, food waste reduction, wastewater treatment, and other value added opportunities. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided. Invited guests from industry, government officials, academia, municipalities, funding agencies, and other stakeholder groups will contribute to the networking experience during the event.


1:00 pm - Arrival, registration, and networking

1:30 pm - Introductions - Ken Gossen, Executive Director, Food and Bio-Processing Branch

1:35 pm - Opening remarks - Jamie Curran, Assistant Deputy Minister, Food Safety and Technoloy Division

1:40 pm - Opening remarks - Craig Shaw, Vice Chair, Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Ltd.

1:45 pm - Ribbon cutting ceremony

1:50 pm - Directed tour for VIP guests; open tour at demonstration stations; cake and refreshments

3:30 pm - Adjourn

What topics will I learn about?

  • Biomaterials

  • Bio-based chemicals

  • Bioenergy

  • Nutrient recycling

  • Waste to value-add

  • Natural health products

  • Food processing wastewater

  • Equipment available for product demonstration, scale up, and packaging


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We recommend that you car pool and drive to the Bio Processing Innovation Centre.

Directions to BPIC

Directions: Head west on Whitemud Drive and take the 34 Street exit. Proceed northbound on 34 Street and turn left (west) at 56 Avenue. Turn left at the first intersection onto 36 Street. The Bio Processing Innovation Centre will be on the right.

Parking: There is limited parking at the front of the building. Street parking is also available in the nearby area. A parking attendent will be present on site to assist you.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Name badges will be provided at the venue.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Please contact the organizers.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions regarding registration and programming, please contact Victor Cheng at 780-638-3158 or

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