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MLA joins committee

A new committee of MLAs will focus on ways to expand B.C’s bio-economy.

The group, which includes Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster, will establish guidelines to support growth in this sector, which is in growing demand in global markets.

“Bio-economy presents an opportunity to create the next generation of forest products and will allow us to extract the maximum value from every tree,” said Jobs Minister Pat Bell.

Bio-economy is a term referring to the conversion of bio-mass such as trees and agriculture products into bio-energy, bio-chemicals and bio-materials. It also has applications in the health and chemical sectors.

 

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