FP Innovations to Develop Biodegradable Mask

 FPInnovations, an NCRN Partner, has received a $1.3 million investment from Natural Resources Canada to develop biodegradable face mask filters to aid in the fight against COVID-19. A statement from Mr. Stéphane Renou, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPInnovations, reads:  
      “FPInnovations has been on a sprint since the beginning of the pandemic, and we are proud of the work we accomplished toward the need for a single-use face mask with consistent performance that is eco-friendly and locally-produced. We are confident in our capacity to deliver a fully biodegradable made-in-Canada face mask in the near future and thank NRCan for its support of Canadian forest sector workers.”

Read the news release here.