The project generated scientific knowledge on: optimal parameters for the rapid pyrolysis of agricultural residues and the characteristics of the outputs; enhanced properties of bio-oil from rapid pyrolysis using plastic residues; proportions of No. 2 bio-oil/conventional fuel oil mixes and required equipment modifications to ensure optimal combustion; and agronomic use of bio-charcoal in soil and planting media. More generally, the aim was to bring about a significant reduction in GHG emissions and develop a new method of reusing agricultural waste. The economic feasibility of using bio-oil from different processes was also measured and analyzed.
From 2014 to 2017
As a result of this project Canadian and U.S. patents were obtained for a vertical auger reactor that converts organic waste into bio-oil.
Innov'Action | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec | Syndicat des producteurs de serres du Québec (SPSQ) | McGill University | Université Laval
Quantification of the scale of soil displacement and net sediment production in the past 50 years for various soil textures and compare these results with those generated by modeling the watershed with SWAT.
Researcher: Claude Bernard
Three-year project on an array of mitigation protocols to reduce the application of glyphosate in a field crop system (corn–soybean–grains).
The aim of this work is to bring IRDA’s agri-environmental expertise to bear on the challenges associated with the conversion of agri-food waste into biomolecules with potential agricultural applications.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout