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All enquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Jonathan Curtis
LCG Scientific Director,


Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
Room: 3-60D SAB
Phone: (780) 492-6364
Email: jcurtis1@ualberta.ca

About Us

The Lipid Chemistry Group at the University of Alberta is a research and development group whose mandate is to create wealth and innovation in Alberta’s agriculture industry by creating new product and market opportunities. LCG is uniquely structured to take commercial advantage of cutting-edge, fundamental research in lipid utilization. Products and processes developed at LCG will allow Alberta’s growers and processors to benefit directly as plant oils are converted to products of higher commercial value than traditional products. Read more


Keep warm and cosy with canola
By Sean Pratt, September 22, 2016
Alberta researchers work out how to use canola in insulation, creating a potential new industry. Read full story here...


Polyol made from canola oil leading to new greener products
By Helen Metella, August 23, 2016
Spray foam, wall and roofing panels among newly created environmentally-friendly products being commercialized thanks to new conversion process. Read full story here...


"Impact Innovation 2016" - Alberta Innovates Bio-Solutions's an annual public outreach speaker session
By Alberta Innovates Bio-Solutions, May 11, 2016
"Following the Path of the Labyrinth: from Canola Oil to Enlightened Products" presentation by Prof. Jonathan Curtis (Lipid Chemistry Group) at Alberta Innovates Bio-Solutions's "Impact Innovation 2016" an annual public outreach speaker session.  Read more here...
Watch full presentation by Prof. Jonathan Curtis here...

2015 ASTech Awards & Next Gen Innovators Showcase
November 6, 2015, TELUS Spark, Calgary, AB
Lipid Chemistry Group WON the 2015 ASTech Apllied Technology Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Applied Technology and Innovation"!  Read more here...
Polyols and soils projects win top Alberta science honours
By Helen Metella, November 16, 2015

ALES researchers have won Alberta’s highest science and technology honours for two of the faculty’s most prominent projects featuring green benefits. Read full story here...

UAlberta wins big at ASTech Awards
By UofA News Staff, November 13, 2015

University researchers prominent among latest winners of Alberta's highest honours in science and tech. Read full story here...
Lipid materials could decrease dependence on fossil fuelsA team of University of Alberta researchers are developing a new use for vegetable oils that will allow manufacturers to reduce their dependence on petroleum sources.

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