Biorefinery

WE DEVELOP PRODUCTION PROCESSES FOR

  • Biofuels (biomethane and biohydrogen)
  • Active biomolecules
  • Enzyme treatment as an alternative to chemical treatment
  • Nutraceutical ingredients and extractables (NTFP)
  • Formulations using forest ingredients and extractables

LE CNETE PEUT VOUS AIDER À :

  • Extraire, concentrer et purifier des extractibles forestiers
  • Abaisser le niveau de toxicité des hydrolysats afin de les rendre fermentescibles.
  • Générer des produits de substitution aux produits chimiques utilisés
  • Valoriser vos résidus forestiers
  • Traiter vos effluents
  • Améliorer le traitement du recyclage des papiers et cartons en fin de vie

STAR RESEARCHER

Hassan Chadjaa

Chief scientist and holder of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Bioprocess and Fermentation Technology Areas of expertise: Biology, enzymology, agriculture

OUR POINTE EQUIPMENTS

  • Fermentation platform for 1 L, 2 L, 5 L, 10 L, 40 L, and 700 L
  • Electromembrane systems (electrolysis and electrodialysis) from lab scale to pilot scale (300 L)
  • Filtration systems (ceramic and organic membranes)
  • Analytical platform (ICP OES, HPLC, GCMS, Fluorescence RX, ion chromatograph, etc.)
  • Molecular platform and tools
  • Microbiological analysis platform
  • Extraction platform (sonication, homogenization, polytron)
  • Drying equipment: Freeze-dryer, spay-dryer

Floculation (Jar Tester)


Gaz Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

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REPLACE CHEMICALS WITH BIO-BASED PRODUCTS

SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION TO SUPPORT YOUR COMPANY!

  • If you are looking to find an alternative solution to selling your residues at low price or paying for their disposal
  • If you are looking to get carbon credits and produce energy using your forest residues
  • If you are looking to diversify your products, develop a product of a higher purity level, increase your capacity to recover biomass, or acquire a secondor third-generation biorefinery platform
  • If you are looking to develop a new process for manufacturing or processing

CNETE IS HERE TO HELP!

EXPERTISE

  • Green chemestry
  • Molecular biology
  • Microbiology
  • Electrochemistry
  • Process Engineering
  • Bioenergy
  • Separation processes
  • Membrane filtration


700 L Bioreactor

SOME OF OUR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS

Les Vergers Cataphard                                            

Development of a new product using apple culls: syrup production process. We developed a production process to enable the company to clarify the juice, extract and concentrate sugars and molecules, and use them to make syrup.
With CNETE’s help:
$30 per ton : apple cull
$3 000  per ton : syrup
100x the resale value
10x time increase in turnover

TURN LOSSES INTO PROFITS AND DEVELOP NEW PRODUCTS

Innu-sciences Canada

Development of a model for the optimal production of an enzyme derived from mushrooms (recombinant lipase): production of an environmentally friendly detergent for the removal of oil stains and dirt.

USE YOUR RESIDUE TO PRODUCE ENERGY OR HIGH ADDED VALUE PRODUCTS

Greenfield éthanol 

Cellulosic ethanol production. Forest biorefining.

FPI Innovation

Bioethanol and cellulosic biobutanol production (ABE fermentation). Recovery of pulp and paper by-products to produce sugar and second- and third-generation biofuels

PULP AND PAPER COMPANY

Treatment of an effluent from recycled wood storage. Result: Implementation of a membrane filtration process for dioxin and furan treatment.
With CNETE’s help, effluents were brought into compliance with discharge standards.

REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT AND IMPROVE YOUR CORPORATE IMAGE

EMISPec

Determining the energy value of waxed cardboard residues. Analysis of carton combustion. By-products, such as biochar, were obtained.

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