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A
research

team
with

technological

solutions

These netwok have college center for technology transfert.


Introduction

I
am

from

Québec, a
province of Canada


Québec population : 8M
majority

of french
speaking

people


Canada population : 35M

m
ajority

of
english

speaking

people

In Quebec there is a network of
learning
institutions
called CEGEP and College.

These institutions have the mandate to
dispense general pre
-
university teaching
and also train superior technologists for
industry.

This network is really similar to the
SENAI network in
Brasil
.

There is 48 CEGEP located in every
region of the province. These institutions
are also known for their contribution to
the economical development.

Introduction


The
Cegep

have
46 collegiate centers
for technology
transfert

called CCTT.



Shawinigan College is a regional college with 1200 students and
dispense general pre
-
university teaching programs and technical
programs, among them :


Laboratory superior technologists (biotechnology, biomedical,
and chemistry)


Water and wastewater operators

It is also a College well known for it’s research programs.

The National Center in Electrochemistry and Environmental
Technology (CNETE) is the CCTT of the Shawinigan College

Introduction

CNETE exists since 1993. It was founded by the Research
Institute of Hydro
-
Quebec (laboratory of energy) and the
Shawinigan College.

CNETE is recognized and financially supported by :




Quebec ministry of education



Quebec ministry of economy



Quebec research funds on Nature and technologies



Natural sciences and engineering research council of Canada


Introduction

Our mandate is to assist companies in innovation processes, by
providing the following services:





contracts of technological development and applied research;



technical support for industry;



promotion of scientific and technical


information;



scientific and technical training.

Introduction

Developing profitable environmental solutions for
industries

Solutions developed along four main research areas:


The development and optimization of
Industrial Bio
-
processes



Development of bioprocesses


Development and optimization of
bioproduct’s

formulation



The
development and
optimization
of membrane processes


MF, UF, NF and reverse osmosis


Biomolecule isolation and purification processes



Development of
gas treatment and gas filtration processes



Development of
electrochemical processes


Electrodialysis
, electro
-
electrodialysis
, electrolysis.





College

Location : Shawinigan (QC) Canada


Laboratory surface of 800 m
2


Our research equipment

totalizing
6
0
00 000$ (cd)


Access to expertise and equipment from both departments
of
analytical chemistry
and

biotechnology (Shawinigan
College)

Facilities

College

Location :
Trois
-
Rivières




(QC) Canada


Laboratory surface of

700 m
2


Our research equipment

Totalizing
1 500 000
$ (cd)


Facilities

Laboratory of bioprocesses
and genetic engineering


Microbiology and cellular biology


Industrial bioprocesses

Natural or recombinant cells,
enzymes,
biomolecules

of interest.


Fermentation

Development and optimization of
culture media.

Development

of fermentation models
: batch, fed batch and continuous

Facilities

Bioprocess

Laboratory



Bioreactor’s

capacity

from


1 to 750 L (
aerobic

and
anaerobic
)






Facilities

Bioprocess

Laboratory






Biodigestor

(
anaerobic
)






Facilities

Facilities

Extraction and purification
technologies lab, membrane
separation




Microfiltration to reverse osmosis,
electrodialysis
, electro
-
electrodialysis



Allow the separation,

concentration and

purification of molecules

while reducing production

costs.

Membrane
s

separation

technology


Laboratory

to pilot
scale

Facilities

Complete
analytical

chemistry

and
microbiology

laboratories



Molecular

biology

PCR and Real Time PCR

Elisa

plate
reader

Electroporator

Electrophoresis

GC
-
MS

ICP (PKI)

HPLC UV
-
Vis

HPLC
-
IC

TOC

Fluorescence

Physico
-
chemistry

Facilities

Our team

Our major skill !


Multidisciplinary team composed of 50 people
aware of the
industrial realities

Scientists
:

Ph.D
, masters,
engineers
,
reasearch

assistants,
technicians


Disciplines:

Biotechnology
,
chemistry
,
bioprocesses
,
microbiology
,
environment
, filtration,
electrochemistry
.

We

provide

:


Technology

performance
evaluation
:
testing

and
verification

for
ETV Canada


Applied

research

contracts

:
p
rocess

developement
,
adaptation and
upscale

in
Electrolysis
, ED and EED.


E
lectrochemical

department

E
lectrochemical

department

Achievements:
Hayward Pool Canada

Technology Performance
Testing

and
Verification

Project : Applied research




2008
-
2010


Object : Development to recycle amine compound used in
process for capturing green house gas for petrochemical
industry by ED


Specific object : separate the salts from the amine compound


Company :
Electrosep



Grant : government of Québec 60,000$


Commercialization of innovation : licensing







Process

development

Project : Applied research




2010
-
2011


Object : Development ED to recycle sulfuric acid used in biofuel
production process.


Specific object : separate the salts and recover the acid


Company :
Société

de
développement

LSQ


Grant : government of Québec 60,000$


Next step : search company to sponsor for the pilot scale testing






Process

development

Project : Applied research




2011
-
2015


Object : Development of ED to recycle acid used in
contaminated soil treatment.


Specific object : separate the metals and recover the acid


Company :
Northex

Environment


Grant :
gov.

of Québec 60,000$,
gov.

of Canada 150,000$


Next step : pilot scale testing and develop a new cell
configuration allows easy removal of sludge






Process

development

Project : Applied research




2013
-
2014


Object : Development of ED to recycle acid used in periodic
cleaning treatment of cooling towers.


Specific object : separate the metals and recover the acid


Company :
Produits

chimiques

Magnus


Grant :
government
of Canada 75,000$


Next step : pilot scale testing






Process

development

Project : Applied research




2013
-
2016


Object : Development of green process for
lithium production
in
batteries by membrane electrolysis


Specific object : Determine the best operating conditions and
the long term effects


Company :
Nemaska


Grant :
government

of Canada 150,000$







Process

development


Customized and solution
-
oriented approach


Respect of delays and budget : we complete projects very quickly



We have done 250 projects with 150 clients during the last

5
years


Technology transfer achieved in 85% of our projects


We proposed solutions objectively


We do not publish results : Confidentiality is assured!


Management of I.P. is flexible


Grants for Canadian customers (rise
-
up to 85% of costs)


Access to 1050 experts in the Trans
-
Tech network

Benefits

In the 5 next year


We will increase our expertise in the scale up testing in
membrane electrolysis, ED and EED with our new pilot
equipment.



We plan to develop expertise in energy production by Reversed
electrodialysis

with Hydro
-
Quebec for facilities of 5MW.


We plan to study the effect of the nanotechnology in
electrochemical process.








In the future

Success factors for achieving technology transfer :



Talk the same level of language with the entrepreneur


Getting to know each other to develop relationship based on
trust


Be there and see the facilities of the company


Listen! And find the real problem, the real need


Understand, consider and explain the risks for the company


Try to find the best solution for this company


Begin by laboratory scale to minimize the costs


Execute the testing at pilot scale in plant facilities






Success

factors

Recognition
award

Winner

of

NSERC
-
Celebrate

the

partnership

in

2012

and

2013


Winner

of

ADRIQ

award

in

2012


Nominated

for

Innovative

Company

of

the

Year

2009


Winner

of

Technological

research

prize

of

the

ARC

(Association

for

Research

in

College)

in

2009


CNETE

is

the

only

center

of

technology

transfer

which

have

received

the

technology

award

of

the

ARC

five

times
.