Biomass Solutions for Our Future
We see the Forest Beyond the Trees

Since 2009 CRIBE has been the leading forest-based bio-economy driver in Ontario. An independent, not for profit corporation, CRIBE drives the development of competitive and sustainable bio-economy industries within Ontario.  These industries transform renewable forest resources into novel new products, materials and fuels – enabling the development of a profitable and sustainable biomass-based economy.

Interested in the active projects that CRIBE is funding? Check out our project pages!

District Energy 101

Have you heard about our District Energy Prefeasibility Study? CRIBE, in partnership with the City of Thunder Bay, has launched a project to determine if a biomass district energy system is a viable option to replace fossil fuels (natural gas) for heating in the downtown north core of Thunder Bay, ON. This study is part of Nextfor’s Northwestern Ontario Regional Case Study.

As part of this initiative, we hosted an introductory session on District Energy systems, leveraging the expertise of our international partners at Nordic Heat. The recording for this session can be viewed below.

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Let’s Talk About Lignin
Webinar Sept 15 2021

Lignin is an abundant raw material that can be extracted from wood, and has the potential to play a crucial role in Ontario’s bio-economy, and help create a more sustainable future. It can be used in a wide variety of applications from water treatment to adhesives and asphalt.

Since 2010, Ontario and Canada have invested significantly in research and development of wood based lignin. These investments have seen world leading extraction plants and promising commercial applications.

Watch The Replay

Looking to invest in Ontario?
Visit the Forest EDGE

This beta version of the Forest EDGE was developed by Ontario’s Centre for Research & Innovation in the Bio-economy to promote economic development and investment opportunities in Ontario, and to provide investors with decision-support tools and information related to the province’s forest resources.

Explore the Forest EDGE

How to Apply for
Project Funding

CRIBE provides financial support for the commercialization of research and innovation findings while transferring new technologies to industry in Ontario, Canada and globally. If you feel your project meets the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy’s eligibility criteria, please send us your project business plan.

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What are you waiting for? Collaborate with us!

To us, research and development isn’t just about creating new products. It’s about creating new approaches and bringing together the right partners. Establishing links between the forest products sector and the chemical, energy, pharmaceutical, auto, aerospace, and plastics industries.

Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy