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Changes In Structure at Cribe November 13, 2014 As of December 1st Scott Wiebe will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer and President of CRIBE replacing Lorne Morrow who will be stepping down after a successful five year tenure.

Although new to the role, Scott is not new to CRIBE having spent two years there as Program Manager before joining AV Terrace Bay as Business Analyst.
Message from the CEO Message from the CEO, Lorne Morrow, RPF
Chief Executive Officer
CRIBE Drives the Green Machine May 7, 2014 A northwestern Ontario pulp mill will be a test site for a prototype technology designed to extract and separate sugars from wood and improve fibre recoveries.
CRIBE INVESTS UP TO $1.5 MILLION IN ENSYN'S INNOVATIVE BIOFUELS PLANT April 4, 2014 Renfrew, Ontario - CRIBE is providing an investment of up to $1.5 Million to leverage a total project value of up to $4 Million to enhance Ensyn Technologies’ Renfrew facility by increasing production capacity and making it a first-of-its-kind dedicated biofuels plant.
CRIBE PARTNERS WITH GREENFIELD SPECIALTY ALCOHOLS (formerly GreenField Ethanol) TO TEST DEMONSTRATION TECHNOLOGY AT AV TERRACE BAY MILL March 12, 2014 CRIBE is partnering with GreenField Specialty Alcohols to test and develop a technology that, if successful, will lead to significant economic and operational gains for pulp mills by providing new revenue streams as well as a more efficient way to perform current processes.
CRIBE INVESTS IN THE FUTURE OF ONTARIO'S SOLID WOOD INDUSTRY August 24, 2012 Sudbury - The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) is partnering with the new School of Architecture at Laurentian University on a demonstration building that will showcase the use of solid wood and cross laminated timber (CLT)
CRIBE Invests In Biomass Research August 23, 2012 Thunder Bay - The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) is supporting two more projects that will secure Thunder Bay and the Northwest as the epicentre of the new bio-economy in Ontario.
GREENCORE COMPOSITES TO DEVELOP NEW PRODUCTS FROM WOOD FIBRE August 1, 2012 CRIBE is partnering with GreenCore Composites to develop a new green technology process that will allow wood fibre to be used in a number of new products for the packaging and building applications, such as pallets and various containers.
CRIBE ANNOUNCES MAJOR INVESTMENT TO ADD WOOD FIBRE INTO AUTO PARTS BOOSTING THE AUTO AND FORESTRY INDUSTRIES May 7, 2012 Concord - The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) is partnering with Magna Exteriors and Interiors on a project to include wood fibre in auto parts. This initiative will help create jobs in the automotive, pulp and paper, and packaging industries.
CRIBE and NRCan invest $1.35 M in unique regional lignin extraction and evaluation facility June 24, 2011 Thunder Bay - The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE), through funding provided by the government of Ontario together with Natural Resources Canada is investing in FPInnovations to operate a new world-class lab and demonstration plant at the AbitibiBowater mill in Thunder Bay.
CRIBE funds Lakehead University and G2 BioChem Partnership June 7, 2011 Thunder Bay - CRIBE is providing $3 million for an innovative partnership between Lakehead University's Biorefining Research Initiative (LU) and G2 BioChem in Chatham.
THESIS Chemistry Receives CRIBE Funding to Convert Forest Waste Into Green Chemicals May 31, 2011 Cambridge - The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio Economy (CRIBE) is providing $180,380 to Thesis Chemistry Inc, (THESIS) to produce environment-friendly versions of chemicals from a wood waste product called lignin.
Lignin Demonstration Plant, Research Centre And Lab Facilities Producing World-Class Results: A First Of Its Kind In North America May 10, 2011 FPInnovations in partnership with the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio Economy (CRIBE), Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) and AbitibiBowater is now producing its first batches of operational lignin for Canadian researchers.
CRIBE and FPInnovations Partnership to Develop the Forest Bio-economy in Ontario A new partnership has been created between the Center for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) and FPInnovations, to facilitate the transformation of the Ontario forest sector through the adoption of innovative technologies related to the forest bio-economy.

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