Developments

The BTL focuses on the production of renewable fuels to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thereby reduce dependence on imported oil Quebec.

Analysis

The BTL performs various analyzes to determine the content of different compounds and develop analytical methods for the characterization of biomass, the identification of unknown molecules, much more.

Research

The BTL mainly based his research on the upgrading of biomass to fuels and also aims to make processes developed at an industrial level.

Our Fields of Research

pilot of cellulose hydrolysis process
Scale-up of innovative cellulose hydrolsysis process with a production capacity of 100 000 liters of ethanol per year.
Pilot for dry reforming of methane
Scale-up of dry reforming of methane process with a conversion capacity of 40 liters of carbone dioxyde per hour.
Methane reforming reactor
Bench scale for the dry reforming of methane

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analytical chemistry laboratory
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News

Grinding operation of sweet sorghum at LBT

Grinding operation of sweet sorghum at LBT

On november 7th 2018, our collegues Simon Kelley and Jean-Baptiste Beigbeder from the LTB assisted in the preparation and grinding of more than 1 ton […]

Pr Jose Luiz Sanchez at the sugar shack school

Pr Jose Luiz Sanchez at the sugar shack school

On October 6th 2018, Pr Jose Luiz Sanchez from the Universidad de Zaragoza, visited the Sherbrooke team to catch up with their different common projects. […]

Thanks to Pr Castaldi

Thanks to Pr Castaldi

The BTL would like to thank Pr Marco Castaldi from CCNY for organizing the 2018 EEC/WTERT Bi-Annual Conference in New York. Of course, Pr Castaldi […]

The EEC/WTERT bi-annual conference in New-York

The EEC/WTERT bi-annual conference in New-York

On October 4th 2018, Pr Jean-Michel Lavoie presented a lecture on the combined R&D opportunities in biofuels and PtX both at laboratory and industrial scale […]

Collaboration with the University of Zaragoza

Collaboration with the University of Zaragoza

The PhD student in Chemical Engineering Maricelly Martínez visited the facilities of the Thermochemical Processes Group of the University of Zaragoza in Spain. Previously, Professor […]

WasteEng2018

WasteEng2018

Dr Bruna Rego de Vasconcelos attended the WasteEng2018 conference in Prague with an oral presentation at about the challenges in scaling up a disruptive process […]

WasteEng2018 Conference in Prague, Czech Republic

WasteEng2018 Conference in Prague, Czech Republic

Pr Jean-Michel Lavoie gave a talk on tars reforming for synthesis gas production using residual carbon and mineral content from gasification chars as part of […]

Panel Discussion at the WasteEng2018 Conference in Prague, Czech Republic

Panel Discussion at the WasteEng2018 Conference in Prague, Czech Republic

During the WasteEng2018 international conference, Professor Jean-Michel Lavoie participated in a panel discussion about biogas and syngas production from biomass and biowastes. An excellent opportunity […]

Conference on biorefineries in ghent, Belgium

Conference on biorefineries in ghent, Belgium

During the RRB-14 conference in Ghent, Pr Lavoie gave a keynote talk on the different steps involved in scaling up a biorefinery technology and the […]

Welcome to Amine Hamdache

Welcome to Amine Hamdache

The Laboratory of Biomass Technologies (BTL) is pleased to welcome our new intern in chemical engineering, Amine Hamdache. Amine is currently studying in Chemical Engineering […]

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