FPInnovations is a private not-for-profit organization that specializes in the creation of solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness.

We are uniquely positioned to implement innovations in direct partnership with the Canadian forestry sector. We are also ideally positioned to perform state-of-the-art research, develop and scale up advanced technologies, and deliver innovative solutions to complex problems for every area of the sector’s value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations’ R&D laboratories are located in Montréal, Quebec City, and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada.

Challenge Synopsis

FPInnovations is interested in leveraging its expertise in its proprietary softwood/hardwood pretreatment process and its technology for the separation of feedstocks into high quality lignin and sugar streams. The challenge is to explore novel ways to convert those streams into sustainable high-value bioproducts that are competitive with similar chemical-based processes/products.