Biomass and Environmental Technologies

Co-Director — Innovation and Technology Transfer — Biomass and Environmental Technologies

Residual biomass can be repurposed in various environmental applications, such as the development of phytotechnologies aiming at improving soil health.

Areas of application
  • Characterization, inoculation and agronomic use of biochar
  • Characterization and processing of biomass of agricultural, agroforestry or municipal origin (composting, pyrolysis, grinding, densification, pelleting)
  • Development of soil degradation characterization methods
  • Implementation of phytotechnologies (plant implantation, mycoremediation, leachate treatment)
General expertise
  • Agronomy
  • Soil structure analyses
  • Process Engineering
  • Plant Biology

Experts

Research Technician

  • Environment
  • Sustainable development
  • Horticultural techniques

Laboratory Technician

  • Biostimulants
  • Soil health
  • Molecular biology

Horticultural Technician

  • Horticultural techniques
  • Biomass preprocessing
  • Plant selection

Horticultural Technician

  • Greenhouse cultivation
  • Biomass preprocessing
  • Horticultural techniques

Research Professional

  • Frass
  • Plant ecology
  • Urban agriculture

Agri-environment Technician

  • Biomass preprocessing
  • Bedding
  • Agricultural equipment

Researcher

  • Lignocellulosic products
  • Physicochemical characterization of materials
  • Organic matter conversion processes

Research Technician

  • Pyrolitic products
  • Database
  • Forest ecology

Research Professional

  • Rameal wood
  • Trophic chain of soil
  • Agroforestry

Acting Co-Director — Innovation and Technology Transfer — Biotechnology

  • Biostimulants
  • Soil health
  • Microbiology-biochemistry

Researcher

  • Pyrolysis
  • Soil-microorganisms-plants
  • Microbial ecology of substrates

Success Stories

Tero™ was launched in 2018, stemming from a study project of two graduating students from the bachelor’s degree in product design at Université Laval. This...
Airex Energy® is the company behind the patented CarbonFX torrefaction technology that transforms sawmill by-products and forest biomass into value-added products. Initially oriented towards the...
AgroEnviroLab (AEL) is a private laboratory that performs various types of analyses. Their services mainly target Quebec’s conventional farmers since they offer analysis services for...

Project Summaries

Ongoing since 2014

Biopterre has been working with BRQ Fibre et Broyure Inc. since 2014 to develop a new bedding that would effectively reduce the risk of mastitis...

Ongoing since 2018

Biobase is a database for consolidating and linking information on organic or inorganic residues. It was created to facilitate the development of recovery pathways for...

Ongoing since 2017  

Timber processing companies in the Gaspésie and Bas-Saint-Laurent administrative regions generate large volumes of residual matter (residual organic materials; ROM) that remain underexploited or entirely...