Marine Gautier’s thesis defense

On July 16th was held PhD student Marine Gautier’s thesis defense at the Université de Sherbrooke. The evaluation committee was composed of Pr Bernard Marcos (Usherbrooke), Pr Nathalie Faucheux (USherbrooke), Pr Jose Luis Sanchez (UZaragoza) as [...]

Contact with the Coimbra team

On July 5th 2019, two members of the BTL (Maricelly Martinez and JM Lavoie) had the opportunity to visit Pr Portugal’s team at the Univeristy of Coimbra in Coimbra, Portugal. Overall a great opportunity to witness the Portuguese expertise in the [...]

The BTL visits Bolzano (It)

On June 20th and 21st, Pr Jean-Michel Lavoie from the Biomass technology Laboratory visited Pr Baratieri’s group in Bolzano, Italy. Different collaboration avenues were considered, and many common interests were found in the field of thermochemical [...]

First BBQ of the year

On May 30th 2019, the weather was sufficiently collaborating in Sherbrooke so that the BTL team could organize the first BBQ of the year. In 2019, the concept of “themes” has been introduced to the activity starting with European hot dogs. A good [...]

Visit from the AQPER

On May 22nd, the Biomass Technology Laboratory had the opportunity to host members from the AQPER that hold their AGA in Sherbrooke. A group of about 30 participants visited the BTL infrastructure leaded by Dr Bruna Rego De Vasconcelos, combined [...]

Energir dropped by the BTL

On April 5th, 2019 a team from Energir dropped by the Biomass Technology Laboratory at the Université de Sherbrooke. With different other professors from the Faculty of Engineering, the group was shown what the BTL was all about including our latest [...]

The BTL at the European Commission

On June 17 and 18th 2019, Pr Lavoie was invited to pursue his mandate and representing Canada at the ART-Fuel forum in Brussels. The latter, established under the project: “Support for alternative and renewable liquid and gaseous fuels forum (policy [...]

Welcome Ève

Ève Larocque is an undergraduate student in environmental chemistry and bioresources at the Université de Québec à Rimouski. Eve has already acquired solid knowledge in chemistry and the valorization of bioresources. She has  joined the LTB [...]

Welcome Erik

Erik Wolfaardt is a process engineer who completed his Master’s degree at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2010.  For the last nine years he has been working predominantly in the mining and mineral sector, utilizing machine learning [...]

Welcome Melissa

Melissa Rios Zertuche is a Biotech Engineering student from ITESM (Mexico). Her research interests are revolving around the production of high value-added compounds from renewable sources such as lignocellulosic and algal biomass, genetical [...]