b"VIEWPOINTSEditors note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. BILL GREUEL is the chief executive officer of Protein Industries Canada (PIC). PIC is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Canadian government. The group invests in large scale science and innovation projects to help drive Canada's plant-based food, feed and ingredients sector. Before PIC, Greuel worked at a mix of public and private sector companies, ranging from small regional seed companies to large multinational ag chemical companies, to about 15 years with the government of Saskatchewan in various roles.Future of Plant ProteinAlberta Seed Guide (ASG): Whats the current climate like Processing Bright in Alberta for plant protein processing?Bill Greuel (BG): It's a very exciting time for plant-based processing in Alberta. We're working with a number of organizations that are With multiple plant protein processing plantsdeveloping new and novel processing having opened or being built in Alberta,technologies. And Alberta is a great location for this for a number of reasons. opportunities abound. First off, the amount of crop that is grown there. The second is a very strong investment environment. And the third is a lot of great transportation infrastructure that allows for a crop to move from where it's being produced to where it's being processed, and then off to new markets, and a lot of interest from the investment community as well.ASG: Last year we did see a bit of a setback for the Alberta pulse processing industry when the funding for the Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta was cut. What impact has that had on the province?BG: It's always challenging when organizations who are focused on the 16seed.ab.ca"