The Bioproducts AgSci Research Cluster initiative is managed by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC). This initiative is a nationally distributed pre-commercial research cluster focused on the development of industrial bioproducts technologies and their feedstocks from the Canadian agriculture sector, supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Funding was provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership's, AgriScience Program.
The goals of the AgSci Cluster are to create new and growing opportunities for Canadian farmers, and to provide a competitive, sustainable future for the Canadian agriculture sector. Developing pathways from agriculture to the bioeconomy through industrial bioproducts opens new and alternate markets and applications for the sector, including into the manufacturing and energy sectors. These markets and applications provide sustainable alternatives and new markets for all forms of agriculture beyond food production.