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Bio-Industrial Technologies and Services
AITF provides specialized facilities and expertise in biomass feedstock processing, conversion and biomaterials engineering to help industry design, develop, demonstrate and commercialize new bio-refining processes and value added products. Key lines of R&D support include:
  • Applied research
  • Technology assessment
  • Technology development
  • Product development
  • Demonstration and scale-up
  • Testing and analysis
  • Technology transfer
  • Consulting services

Pricing is an important factor when clients consider using AITF’s technologies and expertise. Our corporate pricing process starts with a discussion of the project’s scope and the client’s expected deliverables and timelines. In many instances, a client may require the use of multiple machine centres and additional support (e.g. feedstock acquisition, specific packaging, shipping, etc.) to arrive at the final deliverables. A client may also require specific tests to be performed throughout the processing stages. 

AITF is a foundation member of the Alberta Biomaterials Development Centre (ABDC) along with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Alberta Innovates and Advanced Education and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions and other institutions and will arrange for necessary supplemental processing when capacity does not exit in-house.

Following the discussion of the client’s project needs, an AITF rep will develop and submit a price quote that is an accurate and fair price quote. In the end, AITF wants to ensure it provides clients with the best and most thorough service possible.

Pilot scale fibre processing facilities and equipment:

 
 Machine Centre  Daily Rate* 
 Van Dommele Decortication system
  $2,100
 Pierret Chopper
 On request
 PSI Pellet Mill
 On request
 Vecoplan Shredder
 On request
 Stationary Biomass Chopper
 On request
 Willow Harvester
 On request
 NIR Spetroscopy
 On request
 Tornado Pulper
 $6,500
 Pulp & Paper Low Consistency Refiner
 $6,500
 Pulp & Paper Dewatering Platform
 $6,500
 Batch Digester with Liquor Recirculation
 $3,500
 Two-gallon Parr Reactor
 $2,000
 Bleaching Tower & Reaction Vessels
 On request
 Pallmann PR32 Pressurized MDF Refiner
 $5,500
 Thermochemical Processing Equipment
 On request
 NMR – optimized for lignin characterization
 On request
 CNC Pilot Facility
 On request
 CT Scanner  On request
 Anaerobic Digestion Pilot Plant  On request


*Note: All pricing is subject to change; and therefore, please contact appropriate rep for details. Daily rates include equipment operator(s) and maintenance charges. Additional charges may apply for specialized testing and data analysis.