The work of the department of research begun during its first term extending from 2007 to 2012. The Industrial Research Chair on Cellulosic Ethanol (CRIEC) was founded by Dr. Esteban Chornet and is a combined initiative of three industrial partners: Enerkem Inc., CRB Innovations and GreenField Ethanol Québec Inc. in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural resources of Quebec (MRNQ).
UdeS favors human vision of engineering to better meet the needs of the society of today and tomorrow.
Any fuel, chemical and everyday product made from petroleum can be made by Enerkem from garbage.
CRB is a global service provider of engineers, architects, constructors and consultants.
Established in 2005 in its current form, the Ministry of Natural Resources is somehow the heir to four centuries of public management of Québec and its ressources.
GreenField is the leading specialty alcohols producer in Canada, with a focus on corn-based bulk industrial alcohol.
The NSERC claims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) strives to build our nation’s capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development to benefit Canadians.
CRIBIQ seeks to stimulate and finance the development of effective innovative bioprocesses in the Province of Quebec.
Mitacs builds partnerships between academia, industry, and the world – to create a more innovative Canada.
The objective of BioFuelNet is to overcome the difficulties that hinder the growth of the advanced biofuels industry, key sources of renewable energy for the future.
The Chair laboratory has 400 m2 of pilot infrastructure located at 4070, Boulevard de Portland, Sherbrooke. The laboratory is shared with engineers and professionals from Fractal and CRB Innovations companies. Reaction systems are usually designed, assembled and optimized on site ensuring timeliness generally exceeding expectations.
The Chair Team also has its own analytical park where students and researchers of the CRIEC-B can benefit from the presence of liquid chromatography (HPLC)systems, systems for ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with spectroscopy mass flight time "time of flight" (UHPLC), gas chromatography (GC-TCD / TCD / FID and GC-FID) systems, a system of gas chromatography coupled with mass spectroscopy (GC-MS ) and a system of gas chromatography coupled with mass spectroscopy with time of flight (GC-MS / TOF).
Finally, the Chair has routine spectroscopic tools such as UV-Vis spectrophotometers and an FTIR. The Chair can accommodate external demands analysis that fit into its routine analysis.
STUDYING AT THE RESEARCH CHAIR
The Chair hires student interns, masters, doctoral and post-doctoral in the fields of chemical engineering, biotechnology engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, biology and biochemistry, always under the theme of conversion and the valuation of carbon biofuels and green chemicals added value. The Chair is looking for highly motivated individuals and offers competitive scholarships for top students selected.
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