Lab Canada

Research into natural fibres nets $9.6M in funding

Winnipeg, MB – The Natural Fibres for the Green Economy Network (NAFGEN) has received $9.6M in funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Led by Flax Canada 2015, NAFGEN is a multidisciplinary network that brings together researchers, industry and producers to help create additional profitable natural fibre-based industrial value chains by improving varieties, technologies and processes, and by improving products made out of the natural fibres.

“NAFGEN’s networking approach is significant in that through collaboration of government, university and corporate research facilities and scientists their strengths and specialities are combined,” said Barry Hall, president of Flax Canada 2015. “Working as a team affords the best opportunity for the industry to develop new and improved technology and products for both flax and hemp fibre, thereby enhancing the value of these two crops.”