Biopterre has a state-of-the-art biotechnology laboratory that brings together several research platforms:
Biopterre is equipped for indoors production of plants and fungi, including three indoor production units. These indoor production units allow:
This plant is still a future project, with the opening planned for spring 2021. With the implementation of this pilot production plant, Biopterre is innovating and setting up the first of its kind specifically dedicated to fermentation processes on solid substrate. This pilot plant will combine three solid substrate production lines, aiming at accelerating the marketing of mycoproducts and optimizing mycoprocesses (spawn, mycomaterials, enzyme production, mycoremediation).
Equipment is also available for processing, extraction, purification and analysis of fermentation products, either directly onsite or through partnerships at our RIF research partners.
High performance greenhouse complex
Biopterre has a complex of high-performance greenhouses at its disposal that allow the realization of research projects. This greenhouse complex was established by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) at ITA’s Saint-Hyacinthe campus.
The complex houses a surface of 280 m2 divided into two separate greenhouses and it is covered with a double film polyethylene plastic. Ventilation is provided by an open roof, “fanjets” and extraction fans. The greenhouses are equipped with a thermal screen and retractable shading. Heating is provided by a geothermal hot air modulating system along with a natural gas heating system.
Through its partners, Biopterre also has access to field plots and growing tunnels.
Biopterre has most of the equipment necessary for planting, harvesting and processing various sources of biomass, namely,
Biopterre is equipped with the instruments and apparatus necessary for biochar characterization.