On August 25, the government of Canada announced the launching of two bioenergy initiatives, Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program and the NextGen Biofuels Fund. The Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program is providing $101.9 million over four years for high-value forest and renewable energy products, and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) will continue funding the NextGen Biofuels Fund with $509.5 million. The NextGen Biofuels Fund supports large, demonstration-scale facilities producing next-generation renewable fuels (derived from forest waste as well as other agricultural residues, municipal waste, and perennial crops on marginal land) and co-products, produced through emergent conversion techniques.